TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMMING PROCESS

The steering committee summary, the summary of the workshops, and the formal papers presented at the conference on programming are presented here. The papers were as follows: Programming in Perspective; Federal Role in Programming; State Role in Programming; Local Role in Programming; Resource and Financial Management-Some Persistent and Perplexing Programming; Pricing and Investment in Transportation Facilities; Program Development; Decision Making; and Evaluation. The key issues which emerged both in the workshops and in the formal presentations are: Programming should be based on goals and objectives and not on fund structures; governmental roles in programming should be clearly delineated; programming should continue to emphasize the trend toward decentralization of decision making to the lowest feasible level of government; fiscal philosophy for transportation programs is moving away from modal trust funding and categorical grants; Diverseness and disparateness are characteristics of the present time; and there should be a continum in the planning, programming and project-selection processes. Workshop findings relating to resource and financial management (sources of funds, financial planning, and revenue allocation), program management (relation of planning and programming, defining the criteria for program development and priority rating, and program identification and project development), decision making (government's role) and evaluation (defining and measuring success, review of program implementation) are presented.

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  • Accession Number: 00127486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM