ERIC Number: ED250124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Rural Transportation in New York State: A Preliminary Report.
New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
The report catalogs strengths, defines problems, and establishes goals for the next two decades for rural New York in the area of transportation. Describing where rural New York is today, section one lists 12 trends, 8 strengths, and 16 weaknesses affecting transporation. Trends include increased rural population inflow and demands on local planners, switch in road emphasis from building to maintenance, and growth of regional transportation hubs and markets. Strengths include extensive road networks, rail lines, waterways, ports, airports, and terminal facilities; responsive maintenance forces; and accountable systems of local government. Problems include overdevelopment, use of obsolete technologies, inappropriate funding mechanisms, and absence of rural input in decision making. Section two presents 13 goals, including training local officials to make wise use of transportation funds, making railroads profitable, enforcing weight limits, and encouraging use of inland water systems. Section three outlines public policy questions including incompatibility of federal, state, and local regulations and replacement of disappearing federal transportation funds. A summary statement, list of workshop participants, and appended data showing cost of road neglect, means of transportation and travel time to work, and vehicles per household complete the report. (NEC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
Identifiers: Goal Setting; New York
Note: One of nine reports from the Statewide Legislative Symposium on Rural Development (1st, Albany, NY, October 5-7, 1983). For the other reports from this Symposium, see RC 015 005-013.