The need for a redefinition of the federal-state relation and a more effective federal role is emphasized. The state would like to see a recognition of the differences existing among states. Such recognition would lead to the establishment of planning and programming procedures that are truly multimodal and of one set of requirements for highways, aviation and transit. Federal guidelines should allow states to tailor their planning and programming processes to fit their own unique institutions and needs. The recent federal programming regulations blur the role of the states and diminish their importance in the planning and programming of highways and metropolitan transportation systems. Transportation guidelines should be directed primarily toward the establishment of broad, overall performance goals rather than the specifications of narrow technical procedures. The essence of programming is the matching of limited resources to achieve a planned improvement. Programming deals with the basic problems related to determining the timing, the cost, and the funding methods of each transportation improvement.

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  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM