Transportation agencies must implement these three basic concepts if the goal of effective citizen participation is to be achieved: (a) There must be viable and achievable objectives for citizens, (b) specific and visible criteria for the selection of citizens are necessary and must be related to the task objective, and (c) agency personnel must start to build credibility. A citizens panel convened to assist in a study for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation serves as a model of effective participation. The development and operations of this panel provide proper procedures for implementing the basic concepts. This panel assisted with the development of a manual to be used by agency personnel to achieve effective citizen participation. The importance of agency personnel attitudes toward citizen participation is demonstrated in a characterization of them as yesterday, today, and tomorrow people.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 13-22
  • Monograph Title: Citizen's role in transportation planning
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024617
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM