In an effort to provide guidance to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the development and selection of technical assistance projects under the Rural Technical Asistance Program (RTAP), a study was made to (1) identify the demographic, economic, financial, governmental/institutional conditiions and the short term trends in rural areas that may affect rural transportation problems during the next five years, (2) to identify current and expected short-range rural transportation problems, (3) to identify existing technical resources (and financial and administrative resources) in both the public and private sectors that are available at the local, state and federal levels to solve the identified rural transportation problems, and (4) to identify the type and level of additional technical assistance needed to respond to existing and future rural transportation problems. The study was divided into 3 parts: (1) the development of a national perspective, (2) the development of a local perspective, and (3) an independent review and evaluation of the national and local perspective in a workshop setting by individuals who represent the diversity of situations and interests that exist in rural transportation. This report summarizes each of these areas and presents the recommendations emanating from the study.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Madison, WI  United States  53706

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Smith, R L
    • Schmitt, R P
    • Walker, D M
    • Berg, W D
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:38PM