It is suggested that a research program should be established under the auspices of an international organization such as the United Nations or the World Bank, which would develop transportation planning techniques for developing countries. Early stages of this program could concentrate on adopting transferable planning techniques from developing countries. At the present time, solutions from developed countries are often transplanted to developing countries with little adaptation for or consideration of the differences in needs and resource availability. The formation is also recommended, of a full-time national planning staff of experienced professionals in most developing countries to establish transport investment priorities. Uniform criteria should be established for making decisions regarding alternative transportation improvements, and the development programs of each mode should be coordinated with those of other modes and national programs to avoid duplication. It is also suggested that local professional planners should be involved in any national transportation study conducted by foreign firms.

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  • Accession Number: 00386804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM