IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSPORTATION PLANS

This paper discusses the various constraints to plan implementation. The plan itself may be a constraint; because sometimes planners recommend plans that have no reasonable chance of implementation. Finances specifically, reduced state and local revenues--are frequent constraints to plan implementation. Lack of political support at both the state and local level is a constraint, due to a credibility gap in the planning process with local decision makers. Lack of public support is also a constraint; because plans are not responsive to citizen problems, and there is not enough of public involvement. Lack of appropriate attention to local regulatory powers can be a constraint. Administrative burdens are also a common barrier. Other constraints mentioned include the lack of a continual information process for decision makers and the lack of support for them.

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 187, Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, Proceedings of a Workshop sponsored by UMTA and FHWA, conducted by TRB, Sarasota, Florida, 3-6 December 1978. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Morgan, Richard D
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p 92
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM