THE STATEWIDE MASTER PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION: TIME FOR AN UPDATE? A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE BY THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION CHOICES

Hearings held by the Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices and the Senate Transportation Commission early in 1983 revealed unanimous support for updating the 1973 Statewide Masterplan for Transportation (a 20-year guide). Emphasis was placed on establishing and articulating a well-defined planning process. The Commission supported the creation of a four part "Continuing Plan for Transportation" consisting of: 1) An Annual Statement of State Transportation Policies, Goals and Objectives: 2) A Five-year Statewide Transportation System Plan; 3) An Annual Element of the Five-Year Plan; and 4) An Annual Transportation System Performance Report. Planning emphasis shifted, but did not dismiss, from the "substantive" modal/systems planning to the management aspect of planning. This annual report focuses on the need for an updated transportation masterplan, the role of such an updated plan in transportation planning, and the issues to be considered. The report summarizes the testimony of transportation experts from across New York; reviews statewide plans and planning efforts in other states as well as New York State's transportation plans; and provides recommendations related to the updating and structuring of the plan, and the role of the plan for communicating system management information. A Continuing Plan for Transportation is reported as the upcoming masterplan for New York State.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices

    New York State Senate
    Albany, NY  United States  12247
  • Publication Date: 1983-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM