ORGANIZATION OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

HIGHWAY PROGRAMS GIVE RISE TO A VARIETY OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS PROBLEMS, BUT BY FAR THE MOST URGENT OF THESE ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARISE FROM THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS IN URBAN AREAS. CHARGED WITH THE JOB OF SOLVING THESE URBAN PROBLEMS ARE A VARIETY OF GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES ON ALL LEVELS' FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL. IT SEEMS CLEAR THAT THE LEGAL PROFESSION MUST PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN DEVISING THE INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS NEEDED FOR THE BEST FUNCTIONING OF THE TRI- LEVEL GOVERNMENT. THIS PAPER CONCENTRATES ON A PARTICULARLY FAMILIAR AND IMPORTANT TYPE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL PROBLEM' THE POTENTIAL CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND A COMMUNITY AFFECTED BY A HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PROPOSAL. WHAT IS NEEDED IS A NEW INSTITUTION, NOT SPECIALLY IDENTIFIED WITH EITHER CONTENDING AGENCY, ONE WITH A BREADTH OF VIEW ENABLING IT TO SEE ALL SIDES OF THE PICTURE. IT IS HOPED THAT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE-LOCAL COOPERATION NOW DEVELOPING IN THE HIGHWAY FIELD, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO DEVISE A NEW INSTITUTION TO SETTLE DISPUTES WHEN COOPERATION FAILS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 20-24
  • Monograph Title: Frontiers of research in highway law 1963-1964
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00238273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM