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Urban Transportation Planning in the United States

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-387-77152-6

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The book focuses in-depth 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 transportation. 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. This fully updated, revised, and expanded edition highlights the dynamics of transportation planning post-9/11, covers the impact of recent legislation, emphasizes such timely issues as security, oil dependence, performance measurement, and public-private sector collaboration.

Subject: Business and Economics, Energy Policy, Environmental Impact, Federal Aid Highway Act, Freight, Highway, Logistics, Safety, Security, Strategic Planning, Tr, Traffic Congestion, Transit, Transportation, Transportation Financing, Transportation Legislation, Transportation Planning