The 1962 Highway Act:: Half a Century of Planning and Policy
ABG50 - Transportation History
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which created the federal requirement for urban transportation planning. The Act required, as a condition for receiving federal transportation financial assistance, that transportation projects in urbanized areas of 50,000 or more in population be based on a continuing, comprehensive, urban transportation planning process undertaken cooperatively by states and local governments -- the so-called 3C, planning process. By July, 1965, 224 urbanized areas had an urban transportation planning process underway. The planning requirements have been changed by many subsequent laws but they remain a core element of transportation policy, Many other programs and requirements, including NEPA, have roots in the 1962 planning requirements.To mark this important anniversary the TRB History Committee is planning sessions at the 2013 Annual meeting to analyze the history, implications, influences and significance of the 1962 Highway Act and successor programs that evolved from it. We are soliciting papers on the history of the law, planning regulations and requirements, and considerations of potential implications for planning in the future. Studies of the impacts of the law in particular regions or with respect to specific subject matters would be most welcome.
Planning and Forecasting
Authors interested in submitting papers are advised to visit www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting and review the Information for Authors. Authors submitting papers in response to this Call for Papers should submit full papers for peer review to the Transportation Research Board online at www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting. This paper submission is open from June 1 to August 1. Please show the sponsoring committee name or the Call for Papers title on the papers submission form. Please contact the Call for Papers organizer if you are submitting a paper or need additional information.
Paper Submission Requirements
TRB has a single paper submittal deadline for the Annual Meeting. Papers must be in PDF format and submitted by August 1. The paper submission website will close when it is no longer August 1 anywhere in the world. Also, authors are asked to add line numbering to their papers in their word-processing program (starting with number one on each page) prior to converting to PDF to facilitate the review process. TRB recommends that authors submit their papers well before the deadline to avoid last minute complications and delays.
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Call For Papers · TRB 92nd Annual Meeting · January 13-17, 2013