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|Publication Number: Date: Sept/Oct 2000|
Issue No: Vol. 64 No. 2
Date: Sept/Oct 2000
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.
by Kathleen A. Bergeron
The Leimert Park Project in Los Angeles is a model program for using transportation to help revitalize communities.
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.
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.
by Mike Savonis
The relationship between transportation and air quality is complex and will challenge researchers well into the future.
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.
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.
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.