Transportation Problems Associated with Uneven Growth Rates in Separate Jurisdictions: A Case Study in Portland and Vancouver

The purpose of the study is to determine how distinctive social, economic, land use, governmental and political characteristics in the Vancouver - Portland area contribute to uneven growth which in turn affects the transportation system. Interviews with public and private industrial representatives to identify the reasons underlying uneven growth are discussed. A statistical analysis of population, employment, vehicle registration and traffic across the Interstate 5 bridge connecting Vancouver and Portland is also presented. Recommendations are listed which suggest ways to improve the transportation system through modification of elements contributing to uneven growth.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 1982
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 047.1A
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:40
Washington (State). Public Transportation and Planning Division. Systems Planning Section.
Washington (State). Public Transportation and Planning Division.
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Case studies, Commuting, Decision making, Economic and social factors, Economic development, Employment, Industrial location, Interviewing, Land use, Local government, Population growth, Recommendations, Traffic volume, Transportation planning, Travel demand, Urban growth, Urban population, Urban tr