The ITE 2008 Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Anaheim, CA, USA: 21st-Century Transportation


John E. Fisher

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date


Subject Area

land use - planning, ridership - commuting, mode - subway/metro


Transportation planning, Southern California, Networks, Metropolitan areas, Land use, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Conurbations, Case studies, Anaheim (California)


Anaheim, California is the site of the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2008 Annual Meeting and Exhibit. The southern California area, which can be described as a mega-metropolitan area, has a complex system of transportation networks that includes ports, regional rail, metro rail, express bus, bus rapid transit, freeways and toll roads. This article describes present land-use patterns in southern California and highlights some of the most impressive transportation-related sites in the region, including a smart parking structure, historical freeways, the metro line to Hollywood, and a 14-mile exclusive busway.