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Sept/Oct 2000
Vol. 64· No. 2

Articles

The Genie in the Bottle: The Interstate System and Urban Problems, 1939-1957

by Richard F. Weingroff

Because of its sheer size and scale, the Interstate Highway System became controversial as soon as the construction program began, and its impacts, particularly on our cities, remain controversial.

LANI and the Leimert Park Project

by Kathleen A. Bergeron

The Leimert Park Project in Los Angeles is a model program for using transportation to help revitalize communities.

Enhancing Pavement Smoothness

by Mark Swanlund

A survey of highway users revealed that pavement smoothness is the user's most desired highway "product," and smooth pavement also makes economic sense. So, FHWA's task is clear - to work with states and others to improve pavement smoothness.

Surviving the Turbulence: the Transportation-Air Quality Arena, 1999-2000

by Michael Koontz

The conformity process wields considerable control over many transportation plans and programs. Recent legal proceedings and other developments that add to this dynamic process have taken hold from the transportation and technology side.

Strategic Plan for Transportation and Air Quality Research, 2000-2010

by Mike Savonis

The relationship between transportation and air quality is complex and will challenge researchers well into the future.

Atlanta "Conforms" to Clean Air Requirements

by James M. Shrouds

For more than two years, Atlanta's ability to use federal transportation funds for transit and highways was severely limited. However, in the last year, Atlanta has made a major turnabout in its transportation and air quality planning.

Measuring Economic Impacts of Federal-Aid Highway Projects

by William P. Anderson and Arthur C. Jacoby

A study is underway by FHWA and the Boston University Center for Transportation Studies to quantitatively assess the direct, indirect, and induced economic effects of several categories of highway improvement projects.

Transportation in the 21st Century

by Robert E. Skinner, Jr.

The executive director of the Transportation Research Board presents a broad view of transportation and change, discusses some important trends and characteristics of transportation that will influence its evolution in the United States, and comments on specific proposals that have been advanced for transportation.

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