THE POLITICS OF INNOVATION IN URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION POLICYMAKING: THE NEW SYSTEMS EXAMPLE

WHILE THE POTENTIAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW-SYSTEMS STUDY UNDERTAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN 1967 WERE FAR-REACHING, THE STUDY ITSELF REPRESENTED CONGRESSIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL INTEREST OF MUCH SMALLER SCALE. IN ADDITION TO THIS DISPARITY OF SIGNIFICANCE, THE PROGRAM SUFFERED FROM THE UNREADINESS OF EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OR CONGRESS TO REPLACE INCREMENTAL WITH RADICAL CHANGE IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM POLICY AND PLANNING. GIVEN THESE TWO HANDICAPS, THE PROGRAM WAS BESET BY CONTRADICTORY OR INADEQUATELY STATED GOALS, BREAKDOWN IN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE WHERE POLICY DECISIONS WERE REQUIRED, AND INCOHERENCE IN RESEARCH MANAGEMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO URT-11
  • Corporate Authors:

    Consortium of Universities

    Urban Transportation Center, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Lawrence, D G
  • Publication Date: 1970

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2002 12:00AM