Transportation Planning on Trial: The Clean Air Act and Travel Forecasting

Transportation Planning on Trial: The Clean Air Act and Travel Forecasting

by Mark E. Garrett, Martin Wachs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803973527

ISBN-13: 9780803973527

Pub. Date: 05/29/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

After a decade-long shift in emphasis in regional transportation planning, steadily impacted by politics and planning commissions, environmental impact studies, and national, state and local legislation, the authors interpret and explain the meaning of the transportation planning process in the United States today. The book focuses on the interrelations between

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After a decade-long shift in emphasis in regional transportation planning, steadily impacted by politics and planning commissions, environmental impact studies, and national, state and local legislation, the authors interpret and explain the meaning of the transportation planning process in the United States today. The book focuses on the interrelations between federal legislation, the judicial process and transportation planning, particularly in light of two important landmark federal acts - The Clean Air Act of 1990 and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. The repercussions of these Acts have caused planners throughout the US to be much more circumspect about commitments they include in transportation plans and tr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803973527
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/29/1996
Series:
Metropolis and Region Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2The Bay Area Lawsuit39
3The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's New Conformity Assessment Procedures81
4Implementing the Transportation Contingency Plan149
5Analysis and Conclusions195
Appendix A: Conformity Assessment229
Appendix B: Contingency Plan230
About the Authors231

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