RESOURCE PAPER-WORKSHOP 1: ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION FOR STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Current organizational and administrative practices are reviewed, internal and external issues are discussed, and recommendations are presented for improvements in practices (and for research), in this paper which is based on information gathered from publications and papers on statewide transportation planning, state department of transportation development studies, and a telephone survey conducted in 27 states. Objectives that may be achieved by the departments of transportation, principal line-level tasks, and areas for detailed project planning and research are listed. The responses of 23 states to a questionnaire are presented. The issues are examined and the questions are explored that must be considered in the resolution of problems related to the role of the planning unit in capital programming and capital budgeting, and the role of the planning unit in carrying out the Action Plan at the system and corridor levels and in the location, design and construction phases of transportation development. Other aspects discussed include funding for the statewide transportation planning program, regional versus centralized approaches, position and structure of the planning process, characteristics of the planning division, federal direction, and the internal direction of the transportation department. The external issues and problems discussed include implementation, coordination with other planning groups, coordination with citizen groups, coordination with the private transportation sector, federal involvement and direction, goal setting, and the total state development plan concept. Recommendations for improvement are presented. Methods are also recommended for determining how to organize to carry out a statewide transportation planning program.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 39-55
  • Monograph Title: ISSUES IN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM