The overall mission of public transportation should be to deliver effective service in the face of known limited resources. To adequately respond to this mission, states must evaluate the possible roles, identifying and selecting those necessary and appropriate to accomplish each state's specific mission and its corresponding roles. In most states, public transportation has less political and constituent support and fewer financial resources than most other state transportation programs. Yet public transportation is in a strategic position to aid other programs in accomplishing their service goals. This paper presents and discusses a series of possible state roles. These include the following: (1) Promote cooperation among transportation modal agencies; (2) Promote cooperation between the state public transportation program and the state's economic and/or industrial development interests; (3) Promoting the coordination of services and resources among agencies that support transit and human service client transportation; and (4) Providing incentives for local land use guidelines that promote rational and efficient planning.

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  • Accession Number: 00494519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM