Urban Transportation Planning in the United States

History, Policy, and Practice

Authors: Weiner, Edward

  • Tackles timely transportation issues: security post 9/11, climate change, energy, congestion, private vs. public funding
  • Author is an industry/government insider with years of practical experience
  • Previous edition named Choice Outstanding Title Previous edition adopted at over a dozen universities and used by public transportation and planning agencies
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The development of U.S. urban transportation policy over the past half-century illustrates the changing relationships among 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 today’s concerns over sustainable development, security, and pollution control. Highlighting major national events, the book examines the influence of legislation, regulations, conferences, federal programs, and advances in planning procedures and technology. The volume provides in-depth coverage of the most significant event in transportation planning, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which created a federal mandate for a comprehensive urban transportation planning process, carried out cooperatively by states and local governments with federal funding. 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 the environment, energy, development patterns, intergovernmental coordination, and federal transit programs. This updated, revised, and expanded edition features two new chapters on global climate change and managing under conditions of constrained resources, and covers the impact of the most recent legislation, 50 years after the Highway Act of 1962, emphasizing such timely issues as security, oil dependence, performance measurement, and public-private sector collaboration.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Transportation Planning in the United States
Book Subtitle
History, Policy, and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5407-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5407-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5406-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9717-3
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XVIII, 370
Additional Information
Originally published by Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT, USA, 1987, 1999
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