COORDINATING METROPOLITAN ROADWORK

COORDINATION AMONG LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, LEGISLATORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ENGINEERS, AND CIVIC GROUPS TO BUILD HIGHWAYS IS INVESTIGATED, AND TECHNIQUES USED IN SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES ARE DESCRIBED. SEVEN AREAS ARE STUDIED: DATE COUNTY, FLORIDA; DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS; TWIN CITIES AREA, MINNESOTA; NORFOLK-PORTSMOUTH AREA, VIRGINIA; ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA; SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA; AND WASHINGTON STATE. COMMON FACTORS WERE FOUND IN THE COORDINATION SYSTEMS OF CITIES. IN GENERAL, COUNTIES ARE THE PRINCIPLE COORDINATORS AMONG THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STUDIED. AS THE COUNTIES INCREASE THEIR ROLE, THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT'S ROLE CHANGES FROM SPECIFIC GUIDANCE TO GENERAL ASSISTANCE AND STATEWIDE COORDINATION OF LOCAL PROGRAMS. CIVIC GROUPS, ESPECIALLY WHEN SERVING IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL. POLICIES, PROCESSES, AND STANDARDS OF OPERATION ARE DEVELOPED COOPERATIVELY AMONG THE JURISDICTIONS AND BECOME PART OF OFFICIAL RESOLUTIONS. A MUTUAL TRUST DEVELOPS AMONG PARTICIPANTS THROUGH WORKING TOGETHER. A COMBINATION OF PATIENCE AND WILLINGNESS TO INNOVATE BY LEADERS IS NECESSARY. HIGHWAY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND FINANCING AMONG JURISDICTIONS HAVE LEEWAY TO ADJUST TO INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS, AND ARE CONSISTENT AND PROVIDE CONTINUITY FOR THE PROGRAMS. EXPERIENCE IN HIGHWAYS COORDINATION CAN EXTEND TO OTHER FUNCTIONS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Hankerd, M T
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1971 12:00AM