SHIFTING EMPHASES IN TRANSPORTATION

HIGHWAY PLANNERS ARE AWARE OF THE SHIFTING EMPHASIS FROM THE SPECIFIC MODE OF TRANSPORTATION TO THE TOTAL FUNCTION AND NEED FOR AN INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. OTHER SHIFTS OF EMPHASIS DISCUSSED ARE: (1) A RECOGNITION THAT TRANSPORTATION IS BASICALLY A REGIONAL, RATHER THAN A LOCAL PROBLEM, (2) TRANSPORTATION MUST BE VIEWED IN TERMS OF ITS IMPACT ON THE TOTAL WELL-BEING OF THE COMMUNITY IT IS INTENDED TO SERVE, AND (3) ITS PROBLEMS DEMAND A NEW ORDER OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION FOR THEIR SOLUTION. UNLESS PLANNING AND RESEARCH TAKE COGNIZANCE OF ACTUAL OPERATING CONDITIONS AND PROBLEMS, THE POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION THAT SOUND PLANNING AND RESEARCH CAN MAKE TOWARDS IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT BE REALIZED. A TRUE PARTNERSHIP OF THE THREE LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT - STATE, LOCAL AND FEDERAL - IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A TRULY TOTAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 7-12
  • Monograph Title: Shifting emphasis in transportation and its implications for research
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1994 12:00AM