The author attempts to identify transportation policy, noting that the existing policy might better be identified as de facto rather than defined since it represents a set of ad hoc compromises forged by many opposing forces in the public, social and economic areas. Another aspect of national policy concerns not what the Federal government is doing, but what it ought to be doing. Unless the U.S. decides on a "policy about policy'" major elements of national transportation planning will continue to be formulated on an ad hoc basis with no notion of the basic considerations that need to be addressed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Till, T A
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM