TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION IN SMALL CITIES AND RURAL AREAS

The Indiana Mass Transportation Improvement Project is responsible for public transportation planning in the small urban and rural areas of Indiana. The goals of the Indiana Public Transportation Advisory Committee emphasize the public transportation system. In Indiana a unique working arrangement is established in which the mass transportation improvement project serves as the staff for local public transportation operators. The project attempts to combine planning and operations into a total management assistance program. Work currently is being done in nine cities of less than 50,000 population and 26 counties in the state. In rural areas, the transportation advisory committee plays a dominant role in local transportation planning and evaluation. It addresses the community's total transportation needs rather than having local social service agencies think only of their own transportation needs. The Indiana Mass Transportation Improvement Project is establishing transportation advisory committees in all of the state's 18 planning regions. Transportation problems must be addressed by the service or market area, not by political boundaries such as counties. The success of the transportation improvement project is defined by how well it designs and helps implement a public transportation system that serves public transportation needs in the state. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 16-20
  • Monograph Title: Rural public transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028353
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM