Until recent decades in the United States, the organization of state highway agencies and the administration of highway programs have reflected an almost exclusive identification and concern with the engineering and related technical aspects of constructing and maintaining roads. Now highway planning must encompass a wide range of environmental concerns, and integrate different transportation modes to form balanced multi-modal systems, as well as employing to maximum advantage the tremendous technological advances in engineering sciences and the arts of administration. The author describes the changes that have occurred over the years and traces the evolution of State highway agencies into today's structures. He discusses the significance of the creation of unified State Departments of Transportation in place of highway departments, and relates how the U.S. experience can be effectively transferred to benefit highway development programs in Africa.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Fourth IRF African Highway Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, January 20-25, 1980. For individual papers see TRIS Accession Numbers 311921 through 311971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Lancaster Jr, J B
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM