Research Program Design---Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. Executive Seminar, Coordinating Transportation and Land Development

Coordinating transportation and land development is a topic that has been getting increasing attention in recent years, and for good reason. The impacts of transportation and planning practices of the last 50 years is evident in many regions across the nation in the form of increased roadway congestion, longer travel times, increased trips and miles traveled, and a general concern with diminished quality of life and reduced economic viability. While not everyone yet accepts the role that segregated, uncoordinated, low-density, sprawling development plays in overtaxing the transportation system, a growing consensus is emerging that better coordination is needed. The good news is that new models and approaches have emerged in the past few years prompted, in part, by the emphasis on intermodal transportation and context sensitive solutions at the state and federal level. The emergence of the Smart Growth movement in the mid-1990s -- which supports mixed-use, compact, walkable neighborhoods at the local level and greater emphasis on transit for regional mobility -- contributed in an important way to this process. Additional impetus has been provided by the fiscal realities that most state transportation departments are operating under. At a time when budgets are stretched thin, most states simply do not have the fiscal resources to build new roadway capacity and maintain existing systems that are often badly in need of repair. The emerging recognition within state departments of transportation that prevailing land use planning and development practices are leading to increases in vehicle miles traveled and causing congestion to spiral out of control, is also driving the search for new, out-of-the-box solutions. The purpose of the Seminar was to bring together decision makers from both the transportation and land development sectors in six different states to: (1) examine the implications of demographic, land use, and transportation trends; (2) identify the mutual and interrelated challenges of meeting development and transportation needs; and (3) identify and evaluate successful practices.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A summary of the seminar was provided to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for disposition (no further action was taken by AASHTO). A copy of the agency report was provided to NCHRP.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $60000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(45)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Jencks, Crawford

  • Performing Organizations:

    Glatting Jackson, Consultant


    Local Government Commission

    1414 K Street, Suite 600
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zykofsky, Paul

  • Start Date: 20050617
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11573

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460639
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(45)
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:29PM