TRANSPORTATION DECISION MAKING: POLICY ARCHITECTURE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Transportation - and the world - are rapidly changing. Transportation is increasingly viewed, not as an end in itself, but as a means to enhance the nation's economic health, and the quality of life of its citizens. Transportation is more than concrete, asphalt, and steel. Transportation serves people and makes sure that no one is left behind. Gobalization and improved communications are increasing the demands on the transportation system and challenging us to meet the needs for additional capacity in light of concerns about safety, security, energy, and the environment. At the same time, transportation decision making has become more decentralized and complex. These changes demand new tools, new competencies, new alliances - in short, a new framework for making decisions - a new transportation policy architecture. Defining this architecture and applying it is a key part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's strategy for meeting the challenges of the next 25 years. The architecture is an overarching set of principles to encourage more open, collaborative, and flexible decision making across the transportation enterprise. It will allow all parts of the enterprise - international, federal, state, regional, local, and private - to make more effective decisions.
- Record URL:
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 2000-11
- Features: Appendices; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Decision making; Economic benefits; Energy; Environment; Federal government; International transportation; Local government; Partnerships; Private enterprise; Quality of life; Regional planning; Security; State departments of transportation; Strategic planning; Transportation policy; Transportation safety
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Energy; Planning and Forecasting; Security and Emergencies; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00808904
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 242
- Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 28 2001 12:00AM