This paper details the issues and recommendations discussed at the Workshop on Plan Implementation. The principal issues were identified as: poor management of the planning and implementation process at all levels--planners, decision makers, and state and federal agencies; transportation planning that fails to address the broad needs of local decision makers and planners who do not provide information about the effects of transportation on other programs (such as social service, health, and education) in which decision makers are involved; and the quality of effort being more important than the quantity. The following recommendations were developed to deal with those issues: the emphasis of the planning process on long-range planning must give issues; local participants must be involved in identification of issues and problems in order to make the process responsive to local needs; communication between planners and decision makers must be improved; and reasonable levels of planning effort must be established.

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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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    • Fleet, Christopher R
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM