TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING: A LEGISLATOR'S PERSPECTIVE

State legislature have been largely left out of the transportation planning process. The Federal Government constantly bypasses them and deals primarily with local governments. Federal contact with state governments is limited to governors who in turn present their legislatures with a fait accompli which, they are told, they are obligated to fund. Increasingly, the appropriations will be voted down because of public (i.e. constituent) skepticism about the need for them. Consequently, the author urges involving legislators earlier in the planning process and educating them about transportation needs.

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    • Nickinello, Louis R
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 17-18
  • Monograph Title: STATE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND ACTIONS
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  • Accession Number: 00315326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 536
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  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM