Urban Transportation Planning in the United States: An Historical Overview (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1999 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
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The development of U.S. urban transportation policy over the past 50 years illustrates the changing relationship between federal, state, and local governments. This comprehensive text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to the concern for sustainable development and pollution emissions. Focusing on major national events, the book discusses the influence of legislation, regulations, conferences, federal programs, and advances in planning procedures and technology.

The book offers an in-depth look at the most significant event in transportation planning--the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962. Creating a federal mandate for a comprehensive urban transportation planning process carried out cooperatively by states and local governments with federal funding, this act was crucial in the spread of urban transporation. Claiming that urban transportation planning is more sophisticated, costly, and complex than its highway and transit planning predecessors, the book demonstrates how urban transportation planning evolved in response to changes in such factors as environment, energy, development patterns, intergovernmental coordination, and federal transit programs. It further illustrates how broader concerns for global climate change and sustainable development have braided the purview of transportation planning.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Early Highway Planning
7
FederalAid Highway Act of 1934
8
Electric Railway Presidents Conference Committee
10
AASHO Policy on Geometric Design of Rural Highways
11
Toll Road Study
12
Interregional Highway Report
13
Beginnings of Urban Transportation Planning
15
Transit Uniform System of Accounts and Records
104
Clear Air Act Amendments of 1977
105
Urban Economic Revitalization
107
Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1978
109
Quick Response Urban Travel Forecasting Techniques
111
National Energy Act of 1978
112
Council on Environmental Qualitys Regulations
113
BART Impact Program
114

FederalAid Highway Act of 1944
17
Early Transit Planning
18
Dawn of Analytical Methods
19
AASHO Manual on User Benefit Analysis
22
Breakthroughs in Analytical Techniques
23
National Committee on Urban Transportation
25
FederalAid Highway Act of 1956
27
Sagamore Conference on Highways and Urban Development
29
Housing Act of 1961
30
Urban Transportation Planning Comes of Age
31
President Kennedys Transportation Message
32
FederalAid Highway Act of 1962
33
Hershey Conference on Urban Freeways
34
Conventional Urban Travel Forecasting Process
36
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
37
Highway Planning Program Manual
41
Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964
42
Urban Development Simulation Models
43
Williamsburg Conference on Highways and Urban Development
44
Improved Intergovernmental Coordination
45
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965
46
Department of Transportation Act of 1966
48
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
49
Dartmouth Conference on Urban Development Models
50
National Highway Needs Studies
51
FederalAid Highway Act of 1968
54
Continuing Urban Transportation Planning
55
Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968
57
The Environment and Citizen Involvement
61
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
62
Nationwide Personal Transportation Study
63
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970
65
Urban Corridor Demonstration Program
67
Beginnings of Multimodal Urban Transportation Planning
71
Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1970
74
Conference on Urban Commodity Flow
75
Mt Pocono Conference on Urban Transportation Planning
76
DOT Initiatives Toward Planning Unification
77
Process Guidelines for Highway Projects
78
Williamsburg Conference on Urban Travel Forecasting
79
FederalAid Highway Act of 1973
80
Endangered Species Act of 1973
81
AASHTO Policy on Geometric Design of Urban Highways
82
1972 and 1974 National Transportation Studies
83
National Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1974
84
PLANPAC and UTPS Batteries of Computer Programs
85
Transition to ShortTerm Planning
87
Service and Methods Demonstration Program
89
OTAs Report on Automated Guideway Transit
90
Model 13c Labor Protection Agreement for Operating Assistance
92
Joint HighwayTransit Planning Regulations
93
Policy on Major Urban Mass Transportation Investments
96
Characteristics of Urban Transportation Systems
97
Light Rail Transit
99
FederalAid Highway Act of 1976
100
ITE Trip Generation Report
101
Urban System Study
102
National Transportation Trends and Choices
103
International Conferences on Behavioral Travel Demand
116
National Ridesharing Demonstration Program
117
Urban Initiatives Program
119
Section 504 Regulations on Accessibility for the Handicapped
120
National Transportation Policy Study Commission
121
Aspen Conference on Future Urban Transportation
122
Highway Performance Monitoring System
123
Decentralization of Decision Making
125
Conferences on Goods Transportation in Urban Areas
126
Airlie House Conference on Urban Transportation Planning in the 1980s
127
FederalAid Highway Act of 1981
128
Woods Hole Conference on Future Directions of Urban Public Transportation
129
Easton Conference on Travel Analysis Methods for the 1980s
130
Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982
131
Advent of Microcomputers
134
Private Sector Participation
137
Transportation Management Associations
138
Revised Major Transit Capital Investment Policy
139
Transportation Demand Management
140
Private Participation in the Transit Program
142
National Transit Performance Reports
143
Charter Bus Regulations
144
Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
146
National Conferences on Transportation Planning Applications
149
Smugglers Notch Conference on Highway Finance
150
Revised FHWAUMTA Environmental Regulation
151
Los Angeles Regulation XV
152
Strategic Planning
155
National Council on Public Works Improvement
156
Williamsburg Conference on Transportation and Economic Development
158
National Transportation Strategic Planning Study
159
Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
160
Lawsuit Against the Metropolitan Transportation Commissions Travel Models
162
Geographic Information Systems
164
National Maglev Initiative
165
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
168
Strategic Planning and Management
172
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
173
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
174
Sustainable Development
187
Charlotte Conference on Moving Urban America
188
Travel Model Improvement Program
189
Livable Communities Initiative
190
Transportation Implications of Telecommuting
191
Metropolitan and Statewide Planning Regulations
192
TransportationAir Quality Conformity Regulations
193
Transportation Management Systems
196
EO 12893 Principles for Federal Infrastructure Investment
198
Conference on Institutional Aspects of Metropolitan Transportation Planning
199
Implications of Expanding Metropolitan Highway Capacity
200
Major Investment Studies
201
National Transportation System
204
Making the Land Use Transportation Air Quality Connection LUTRAQ
205
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
206
Concluding Remarks
215
References
219
Index
241
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EDWARD WEINER has been a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S.

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