Improved transportation begins with transportation planning which incorporates available funding. This is illustrated by the problems facing the Texas Department of Highway and Public Transportation which were: increasing traffic volume, rising costs, and leveling off of revenue growth. In cooperation with a consultant firm, a complete analysis was made to find solutions to the immediate problems and evaluate the financial situation. A system-oriented program is being developed to establish a balanced system within a foreseeable time that can be funded and controlled. This approach to highway planning should result in maximum benefits from available funds and a highway program with a realistic, solid foundation. Effective transportation planning must include consideration of funding limitations and must be accomplished by the parties who have the authority and responsibility for implementation. /Author/

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    • This paper was presented at the April 25-29, 1977, ASCE Spring Convention Exhibit and Continuing Education Courses, held at Dallas, Texas (Preprint 2828).
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • GOODE, M G
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00172352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13354 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1981 12:00AM