The transportation areas that would need management (traffic engineering, traffic regulation, traffic enforcement, traffic restraint, transit operations, zoning and land-use control, high occupany vehicles, construction of new or reconstruction of old facilities) are identified, and developments which have led to the recognition for the need for unification of urban transportation are listed. It is noted that an integrated approach to transportation management is not only possible but overdue. To bring about the necessary unification, some elements are essential. Thus, local officials must be permitted a strong voice in developing plans; they must set the goals for the community. State and federal officials must be flexible in enforcing their regulations, and the public must be involved in the plan development and to some extent, implementation process. The public, business community, transit operators, traffic engineers, and other major street users--all should be informed and consulted. Plan elements must be coordinated to avoid abruptness in implementation. The plan must have specific objectives and priorities for each objective. Tools and techniques must be developed to measure progress. It is important that real problems that need solution be addressed and not problems that may only seem to exist.

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  • Pagination: p. 2-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM