Welcome to ROSA P | Private Sector Involvement in Urban Transportation: Case Studies - 13343 | US Transportation Collection | Federal Highway Administration
Stacks Logo
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
Clear All Simple Search
Advanced Search
Private Sector Involvement in Urban Transportation: Case Studies
  • Published Date:
  • Language:
Filetype[PDF-6.02 MB]

This document cannot be previewed automatically as it exceeds 5 MB
Please click the thumbnail image to view the document.
Private Sector Involvement in Urban Transportation: Case Studies
  • Corporate Creators:
  • Publication/ Report Number:
  • Resource Type:
  • TRIS Online Accession Number:
  • NTL Classification:
  • Format:
  • Abstract:
    The urban transportation planning process is undergoing critical transformations. Of particular interest is the emergence of private sector involvement in the planning, management, financing, construction of transportation systems and provision of transit services. The objectives of this study, financed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA), are to assist local and regional agencies by examining new approaches and procedures for involving the private sector in the planning and implementation of highway and transit systems, and to recommend ways to improve public/private partnerships, emphasizing the mutual benefits that can be derived.

    To achieve these objectives a literature review was undertaken and experiences

    of more than 40 communities were reviewed. Six examples of private sector

    involvement in four cities--Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas and Los Angeles--were

    selected for further detailed case analysis. Field visits and interviews with

    public and private officials were undertaken during the spring of 1985. These

    cases cover the highway and transit modes and represent all major groups of

    private sector participants, including local businesses and community groups,

    major developers and transit service providers. Three of the six case studies

    examined private sector involvement in the planning process: a regional

    mobility planning effort in Chicago's northern suburbs, a city-wide effort to

    address Cleveland's deteriorating infrastructure, and a neighborhood

    transportation management plan in Dallas. Two experiences with private sector

    involvement in transit service provision were studied in Chicago and Los Angeles.

    Finally, a newly adopted development fee ordinance in Los Angeles was reviewed.

    All the cases can be characterized as promising innovations because obstacles

    both from the governmental and the business sectors were overcome and planning

    processes with broader private sector participation were established.

    This report contains a detailed documentation of the experiences in the four

    cities. A brief overview of the transportation planning process and private

    sector initiatives is provided for each city. An accompanying summary report

    provides a broader overview of the opportunities available, briefly reviews

    successful applicatons in 20 cities, and draws conclusions on how to improve

    public/private partnerships.

  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files
No Related Documents.
You May Also Like:
Submit Feedback >