A state's technical assistance and research programs ensure that the state is sponsoring or funding programs which meet state goals for public transit and also improve a local project's chances of success. The purpose of this paper is to explore the subjects of technical assistance and research in general and then the state's role in providing technical assistance or conducting research. The paper begins by addressing the question of what activities are defined as technical assistance and research and how, traditionally, these activities have been accomplished within national and state organizations. Next, the paper explores how this role is changing and what factors affect a state's ability to provide assistance. Finally, the paper poses a number of questions that individual states can ask to plan an effective technical assistance and research program.

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    • Knapp, S F
  • Publication Date: 1988-12

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  • Pagination: p. 37-53
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  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM