To discuss recent developments affecting the interrelation of system and project decisions, eleven professionals met in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 1973, with Michael Lash, Director of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration's Office of Environmental Policy serving as moderator. The group represented a range of professional, governmental, geographic, and modal viewpoints with participants from four states (rural as well as urban), two metropolitan areas, and two Federal agencies. The group also included representatives from a consulting firm, a university and private practice. Topics discussed during the day included the specific nature of the gap between system and project planning, the form a system plan should take, the role of a system master plan and the degree of influence such a master plan should have during project design, the level of project detail necessary to make what heretofore have been considered to be system level decisions, the participation of metropolitan and regional institutions in system and project related decisions, the role of programming in interrelating system and project activities, funding considerations, and means of achieving effective community involvement during system planning. The discussion cited a number of practical approaches currently being used to eliminate, or at least reduce, the gap between system and project planning. Finally, the discussion included a description of related Department of Transportation policy developments. This report is essentially as edited transcript of the day's proceedings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Urban Systems Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Publication Date: 1973-11-1

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 64 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00260149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM