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Author Penne, L. ♦ Vega, H. L.
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Content type Text
Publisher Vilnius Gedinimas Technical University
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2008-10-12
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) TA1001-1280
Subject Keyword Institutions ♦ Civil engineering ♦ Corridors ♦ Transport management ♦ Transport policy ♦ United States ♦ Engineering ♦ Technology ♦ Mega-regions ♦ Transportation engineering ♦ Governance
Abstract From a planning perspective, a mega-region can be defined as an extended network of metropolitan centers and their surrounding areas, crossing county and state lines, linked by integrated labor markets, land use systems and transportation and communication infrastructure. From a governance perspective, delimiting the jurisdictional borders of a mega-region is rather challenging due to the overlap of hierarchy of governance systems. It has been suggested that the effective management of existing transportation infrastructure and the planning and financing of new investments in these areas will need to operate under a regional framework of governance. What such regional framework might look like is still subject to debate. Despite years in the planning, currently no mega-regional transportation initiative has been implemented in the U.S. This article uses descriptive and interpretative analysis to further the debate in two areas. It first reviews definitional issues in the existing literature as they apply to mega-regions and transportation. Second, it undertakes a comprehensive survey of regional initiatives, such as the Corridors of the Future Program, to highlight the complexity of multi-state transportation projects. Lessons from this survey can be useful when developing future transport policy, as policymakers increase their efforts to adopt regional governance initiatives to finance transportation investments worldwide.
ISSN 16484142
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-09-01
e-ISSN 16483480
Journal Transport
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 3
Page Count 8
Starting Page 279
Ending Page 286


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