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Spatial

Spatial Areas of Practice

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State governments Give more funding to local govs than the feds do. Cases in which state govs get involved in local planning: larger projects like stadiums, rapid transit, and regional parks; disputes btw local govs; projects in large, populous urban areas; growth mngmt
Regional Functional Plans Address a specific development issue (such as parks, water, or sewage treatment). The most common type is the transportation plan. Many states require the creation of a "regional housing plan" which provide affordable housing
Regional Comprehensive Plan Include strategies that may provide the basis for local gov and special district plans. Regional comp plans show proposed patterns of dev, and distinguish btw urban and rural land. They ID the best areas for intensive dev and encourage investment there
State Transportation Plans prepared by state DOTs. 20 year timeframe. Although statewide transportation plans typically include a brief explanation of the resources necessary for implementation, they do not require a detailed explanation of resource availability or location.
Metropolitan Area Long-Range Transportation Plan Determine the feasibility of alternative transportation. Through a series of land-use scenarios, these plans are able to locate major travel corridors, ID problems, and prepare for major system improvements.
Metropolitan Area Long-Range Transportation Plan (cont.) 20-year horizon. Regional in scope. Must identify both the availability and location of the resources they require for implementation.
MPOs MPOs serve communities greater than 50,000, devise trans plans to improve air quality to meet federal standards. MPO plans must include 1) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP); 2) Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP); 3) Individual Transportation.
Regional Transportation Plan (MPO) 20-year plan that must conform to the state transportation plan and state air quality plan.
Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) (MPO) 6 to 7 year plan that is updated every 1 to 2 years. Details the methods for improving air quality.
Individual Transportation (MPO) Lists and explains specific transportation projects (roads, bus routes, etc). These projects may receive federal funding if they conform to and are listed on the state transportation plan, air quality plans and TIP.
Classification system for urban roads Created by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1962. Based on traffic-carrying functions. Four categories: 1) principle/major arterials 2) minor arterials 3) collector streets 4) local streets
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