Title

LOCAL TRAVEL: MAKING IT AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE ONCE AGAIN

Authors

A A. Dellibovi

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1989

Subject Area

operations - traffic, land use - planning, policy - congestion, place - urban, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Urban transportation, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Transportation planning, Transit, Traffic congestion, Public transit, Professional personnel, Mass transit, Local transit, Land use planning, Intracity transportation, Institutional issues, Gridlock (Traffic), Countermeasures

Abstract

The critical role played by transportation professionals in redefining the approach to mobility is noted. Highways and transit sytems must be considered together with the influence of local governments, developers, and employers. Future strategies to deal with traffic congestion must be based on the coordinated contributions of all transportation professionals. Comments are made on the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's policies and programs, and on its streamlined grants, and management improved agency operations. Urban transit successes in Philadelphia, Washington Metropolitan Area, Newark, and other towns are noted. The coordination necessary to address congestion issues is emphasized. The financial commitments will require a supporting set of policies in areas such as land use. Promising strategies (high occupancy vehicle lanes, etc) will only succeed with institutional changes. Mass transit can only exist with successful support services.