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Florida Department of Transportation Research Project BDK 84: TWO 977-19: Landscaping of Highway Medians at Intersections, (in progress)
For many years, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has limited the landscaping
of highway medians at or near intersections. These limitations, detailed in Index 546 of the
Benz, Robert J. Guidelines for the Effective Use of Flexible Pylons for Congestion Mitigation, Access Management, and Safety Improvement, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., Texas Transportation Institute (in progress, end date August 2012)
The objectives of this project are to develop guidelines on/to:
(1) When and where pylons are suitable for implementation,
(2) Which type of pylons (curb mounted or fixed to pavement) is suitable for various applications,
Williams, K. Tallahassee-Leon County Corridor Management Program, Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Access Management, Transportation Research Board, Kansas City, Missouri, (2004)
City of Orlando, Transportation Element: Goals, Objectives, and Policies. Approved August 12, 1991, Amended November 1, 2010.
City of Charlotte, Transportation Action Plan (DRAFT 8/22/2011) and Urban Street Design Guidelines (Adopted 10/22/07)
K. Williams and V. Stover, Access Management for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, Transportation Research Board, Cincinnati, OH, (2002)
This paper includes specific steps for developing a local government access management program, as well as suggested comprehensive plan policies and development regulations.
Williams, K. and K. Seggerman, Mobility Review Guide: A Proposed Practice, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, Center for Urban Transportation Research (2010)
This comprehensive toolkit includes a series of access management concepts in the form of frequently asked questions and answers, as well as access management treatments, case studies and literature review. It is supplemented with tables and figures to illustrate each point, and an overview of key techniques. It also includes specific information on the importance of access management for pedestrians, such as the following:
What are some other corridor design features that help pedestrians?
Williams Feed, Inc. v. State, 2007 MT 79 - Mont: Supreme Court (2007)
Wardany v. City of San Jacinto, Dist. Court, CD California (2011)
Hardin v. South Carolina Dept of Transp., 359 S.C. 244, 597 S.E.2d 814 (Ct. App. 2004)
Rucci v. Cranberry Twp., 130 Fed. Appx. 572, U.S. App. (2005)
Ovens v. Quality Acquisitions, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued October 28, 2003 (Docket Nos. 236800 and 238885), 2003 WL 22442786
Galvis v. State, Dept. of Transp., 167 P. 3d 584 - Wash: Court of Appeals, 2nd Div. 2007
This landmark case questions the constitutionality of the Highway Access Management Act (HAMA). The contention lies over the fact that while HAMA authorizes a taking of private property by the state, it allows an administrative hearing instead of a jury trial.
City of South Haven v. Van Buren County Road Commn, 715 NW 2d 81, 270 Mich. App. 233 (2006)
City of Jacksonville v. Twin Restaurants, 953 So. 2d 720 - Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 1st Dist. (2007)
Legal Considerations in Access management, Florida Department of Transportation.
Hutchins, B., Chief Deputy Attorney General, Use of Police Power, presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2004.
Downie, R. Legal Issues in Floridas Access Management Program, presentation, Session 203: Legal Considerations in Corridor Projects and Access Control, Transportation Annual Meeting, January 11, 2010.
Thiel, J. Highway Access Laws and Control, Plat User Group Conference, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (2006)
This paper outlines key legal considerations in access control authority of Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local government and details these considerations through an analysis of Wisconsin case law.
Netherton, R. D. NCHRP Legal Research Digest 44: Reexamination of the Line between Governmental Exercise of the Police Power and Eminent Domain. TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2000.
National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Selected Studies in Transportation Law, Volume 2, Eminent Domain (2008).
These studies are written for public transportation agencies. Volume 2 is organized into seven sections:
Indiana Statewide Access Management Study: Access Management Authority in Indiana (DRAFT Technical Report #1), prepared by Urbitrans, Inc. for the Indiana Department of Transportation (2006) [Online]. Available: http://www.in.gov/indot/files/legal.pdf
This report addressed the legal authority of the state of Indiana to engage in access management.