Relationships Between Transportation and Tourism: Interaction Between State Departments of Transportation and State Tourism Offices

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and State Tourism Offices (STOs) to assess whether their interactions are effectively ensuring productive linkages between the nation’s highways and tourism/recreation and thus guaranteeing the greatest possible economic impact on states, communities and the Nation. Briefly, at least four major lessons can be extracted from this study: (1) There is room for improvement in relations between DOTs and STOs , especially in terms of more specific planning and program implementation issues; (2) Formal institutional arrangements encourage such improvements; (3) Strong political leadership from the legislative or executive branches encourages such improvements and institutionalizes relationships; and (4) The private sector tourism industry needs to be more engaged and more proactive in transportation policies and issues.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 53p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 23
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2018 2:00PM