The question of whether any given state should create a DOT involves numerous considerations and profound ramifications. However, an equally important question concerns the organization and activities of that department, once created. This paper is based on the premise that a state has arrived at a decision to form a DOT. In 1971 the Illinois Legislature addressed a number of major problems with regard to transportation. Much of the material presented in this paper is drawn from the report submitted by the Commission to the Governor in January 1972. In this paper, which includes descriptions of the Illinois experience for illustration, emphasis is placed on the development and benefits of an analytical approach to organizing a state DOT. An effort has also been made to identify factors that should be recognized by the private sector with regard to its dealings with state DOTs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 8-10 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    Brown Palace Hotel
    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Authors:
    • BRUNE, B A
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00047940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM