The Dialogue of Players on the Development Stage
To examine the factors which affect the quality of communications during the traffic impact study process, an opinion survey was administered to individuals representing three groups of...

Site Traffic Impact Analysis Process: The Developer's Perspective
Site traffic impact analyses are often conducted for private developers by traffic engineering consultants to be reviewed by the local engineering or planning departments of Cities and...

Are Existing Traffic Methodologies Realistic?
Several issues that will need to be addressed in the development of national uniform guidelines for Traffic Impact Statements (TIS) are discussed. A standard TIS preparation methodology...

Traffic Impact Study Ingredients
The elements, information sources, and format appropriate for traffic impact studies are described. The types of traffic impact studies discussed include regional modeling studies, municipal-wide...

Circulation Issues and Impacts—Corridor Redevelopment Santa Ana, CA—A Case Study
The Bristol Street Corridor Plan provides the framework for future redevelopment of a 3.0-mile section of the Bristol Street corridor in the central portion of the City of Santa Ana, California....

The Traffic Impact Study and Traffic Impact Fees
The Traffic Impact Study (TIS) identifies roadway improvements, and roadway improvement costs, which are required to adequately serve total traffic volumes after completion of a particular...

Development Impact Assessment with Transportation Models
The use of microcomputers in urban transportation modeling is having a major impact on the traffic engineering and planning profession. Between the late 1950's and early 1980's, most modelling...

The Application and Use of Impact Fees: Legal Issues
Local governments in the United States are empowered, in varying degrees to regulate land use and to provide adequate public facilities to serve new growth. To meet the substantial costs...

Site Qualification for Inclinometer Surveyng Using Tiltmeters

The Monitoring of Water Conservation Behavior and Attitudes in Southern California
Seldom are the effects of public information programs monitored and analyzed in a sound, systematic manner. Information on the impact of investments in public information programs is essential:...

Fuzzy Measures in the Knowledge Based Diagnosis of Seismic Vulnerability of Masonry Buildings
Rules based expert systems and fuzzy logic have been employed to increase the speed and the reliability of the survey of masonry buildings, to forecast their seismic vulnerability....

Stochastic Modelling of Strong Ground Motions for the Istanbul, Turkey Area from Seismic Data for the Surrounding Region
The ultimate goal of this research is to obtain simulations of earthquake ground motions for the Istanbul, Turkey region. A process of earthquake analysis developed by Ellis and Cakmak...

Construction Loads on Floors: Results of a Survey
A survey of post-shorting construction loads on floors of multi-storey buildings is described. The estimated parameters of a probabilistic model of the peak (transient) loads are reported....

On the Fatigue Loading for Local Components
Fatigue provisions in the North American Codes for design of highway bridges may not be applicable to the design of local components which are subjected to high axle overloads and dynamic...

Soil Contamination Issues at Port Marine Terminals
A preliminary survey of hydrocarbon contaminated soil and groundwater problems in U.S. west coast ports indicates that the problem occurs in most major port areas. Using the Port of Los...

Seismic Survey Considerations in the Planning and Design of Dredging Projects for Marine Terminal Facilities
This paper presents a case study of the value of high resolution seismic survey information when planning and designing a dredging project for a marine terminal facility. Advances in high...

Development of a Water Conservation Program for the Spring Valley Water Company
The Spring Valley Water Company, an investor-owned water utility serving over 58,000 customers in Rockland County, New York, has developed a water conservation program that is sensitive...

Simplified Design of Multi-Stage Outfalls for Urban Detention Basins
This paper presents a simple method for designing multiple stage outlets for detention basins. The method is based on formulas which were derived for the rational and modified rational...

USGS Urban Stormwater Investigations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex

United States Geological Survey Bridge Scour Evaluation Program in Texas

 

 

 

 

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