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Taking the High Road: A Metropolitan Agenda for Transportation Reform (James A. Johnson Metro)

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"Taking the High Road" examines the most pressing transportation challenges facing American cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. The authors focus on the central issues in the ongoing debate and deliberations about the nations transportation policy. They go beyond the federal debate, however, to lay out an agenda for reform that responds directly to those responsible for putting these policies into practice-- leaders at the state, metropolitan, and local levels.

Synopsis:

This book presents public officials with options for reform. Hoping to build upon the progress and momentum of earlier transportation laws, it ensures a better understanding of the problems and provides policymakers, journalists, and the public with a comprehensive guide to the numerous issues that must be addressed. Topics include:

- an examination of transportation finance and how it affects cities and suburbs

- an analysis of metropolitan decisionmaking in transportation

- the challenges of transportation access for working families and the elderly

- the problems of increasing traffic congestion and the lack of adequate alternatives

Synopsis:

Since the early 1990s, Federal transportation laws have slowly started to level the playing Field between highways and alternative transportation strategies, as well as between older and newer communities. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century Made substantial changes in transportation practices. These laws devolved greater responsibility for planning and implementation to urban development organizations and introduced more flexibility in the spending of federal highway and transit funds. They also created a series of special programs to carry out important national objectives, and they tightened the linkages between transportation spending and issues such as metropolitan air quality.

Synopsis:

Since the early 1990s, federal transportation laws have slowly started to level the playing field between highway and alternative transportation strategies, as well as between older and newer communities. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made substantial changes in transportation practices. These laws devolved greater responsibility for planning and implementation to urban development organizations and introduced more flexibility in the spending of federal highway and transit funds. They also created a series of special programs to carry out important national objectives, and they tightened the linkages between transportation spending and issues such as metropolitan air quality.Taking the High Road examines the most pressing transportation challenges facing American cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. The authors focus on the central issues in the ongoing debate and deliberations about the nation's transportation policy. They go beyond the federal debate, however, to lay out an agenda for reform that responds directly to those responsible for putting these policies into practice --leaders at the state, metropolitan, and local levels. This book presents public officials with options for reform. Hoping to build upon the progress and momentum of earlier transportation laws, it ensures a better understanding of the problems and provides policymakers, journalists, and the public with a comprehensive guide to the numerous issues that must be addressed. Topics include- A wide-ranging policy framework that addresses the reauthorization debate- An examination of transportation finance and how it affects cities and suburbs- An analysis of metropolitan decisionmaking in transportation- The challenges of transportation access for working families and the elderly- The problems of increasing traffic congestion and the lack of adequate alternativesContributors include Scott Bernstein (Center for Neighborhood Technology), Edward Biemborn (University of Wisconsin), Evelyn Blumenberg (UCLA), John Brennan (Cleveland State University), Anthony Downs (Brookings), Billie K. Geyer (Cleveland State), Edward W. Hill (Cleveland State), Arnold Howitt (Harvard University), Kevin E. O'Brien (Cleveland State), Ryan Prince (Brookings), Claudette Robey (Cleveland State), Sandra Rosenbloom (University of Arizona), Thomas Sanchez (Virginia Tech), Martin Wachs (University of California, Berkeley), and Margy Waller (Brookings).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815748274
Editor:
Katz, Bruce
Editor:
Puentes, Robert
Editor:
Puentes, Robert
Editor:
Katz, Bruce
Author:
Katz, Bruce
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Public Finance
Subject:
Urban transportation policy.
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Urban transportation policy -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Copyright:
Series:
James A. Johnson Metro
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
331
Dimensions:
8.78x6.08x.90 in. 1.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book presents public officials with options for reform. Hoping to build upon the progress and momentum of earlier transportation laws, it ensures a better understanding of the problems and provides policymakers, journalists, and the public with a comprehensive guide to the numerous issues that must be addressed. Topics include:

- an examination of transportation finance and how it affects cities and suburbs

- an analysis of metropolitan decisionmaking in transportation

- the challenges of transportation access for working families and the elderly

- the problems of increasing traffic congestion and the lack of adequate alternatives

"Synopsis" by , Since the early 1990s, Federal transportation laws have slowly started to level the playing Field between highways and alternative transportation strategies, as well as between older and newer communities. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century Made substantial changes in transportation practices. These laws devolved greater responsibility for planning and implementation to urban development organizations and introduced more flexibility in the spending of federal highway and transit funds. They also created a series of special programs to carry out important national objectives, and they tightened the linkages between transportation spending and issues such as metropolitan air quality.
"Synopsis" by , Since the early 1990s, federal transportation laws have slowly started to level the playing field between highway and alternative transportation strategies, as well as between older and newer communities. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made substantial changes in transportation practices. These laws devolved greater responsibility for planning and implementation to urban development organizations and introduced more flexibility in the spending of federal highway and transit funds. They also created a series of special programs to carry out important national objectives, and they tightened the linkages between transportation spending and issues such as metropolitan air quality.Taking the High Road examines the most pressing transportation challenges facing American cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. The authors focus on the central issues in the ongoing debate and deliberations about the nation's transportation policy. They go beyond the federal debate, however, to lay out an agenda for reform that responds directly to those responsible for putting these policies into practice --leaders at the state, metropolitan, and local levels. This book presents public officials with options for reform. Hoping to build upon the progress and momentum of earlier transportation laws, it ensures a better understanding of the problems and provides policymakers, journalists, and the public with a comprehensive guide to the numerous issues that must be addressed. Topics include- A wide-ranging policy framework that addresses the reauthorization debate- An examination of transportation finance and how it affects cities and suburbs- An analysis of metropolitan decisionmaking in transportation- The challenges of transportation access for working families and the elderly- The problems of increasing traffic congestion and the lack of adequate alternativesContributors include Scott Bernstein (Center for Neighborhood Technology), Edward Biemborn (University of Wisconsin), Evelyn Blumenberg (UCLA), John Brennan (Cleveland State University), Anthony Downs (Brookings), Billie K. Geyer (Cleveland State), Edward W. Hill (Cleveland State), Arnold Howitt (Harvard University), Kevin E. O'Brien (Cleveland State), Ryan Prince (Brookings), Claudette Robey (Cleveland State), Sandra Rosenbloom (University of Arizona), Thomas Sanchez (Virginia Tech), Martin Wachs (University of California, Berkeley), and Margy Waller (Brookings).
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