Title

PRIVATE-SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS: SURVEY RESULTS

Authors

R M. Elizer

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1988

Subject Area

planning - surveys

Keywords

Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Surveys, Real estate development, Private sector, Private enterprise, Improvements, Development, Data collection, Data acquisition

Abstract

The City of Arlington, Texas, has experienced dramatic growth in population and commerce, draining the City's transportation resources. The City is now attempting to establish the necessary regulations and governmental authority to fairly assess impacts of both future and existing development to exact the improvements needed for the future and existing transportation. A survey was first conducted of other jurisdictions' approaches to the same problem. The details of the survey are summarized, and the results are analyzed. It was found that although most jurisdictions are requiring developers to participate in transportation improvements, the improvements are often less than that needed to provide facilities required by such development. Other conclusions drawn from the study are listed. The results indicate that little consistency exists across the U.S. in the application of regulations and policies for private sector participation in transportation improvements. Jurisdictions experiencing extensive growth pressures have generally developed more aggressive and comprehensive exaction policies than those where growth has been slower.