ATTITUDES, OPINIONS, AND EXPERIENCES OF BUSINESS AND INSTITUTIONAL RELOCATEES DISPLACED BY HIGHWAYS UNDER THE 1970 RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Data were collected and the attitudes opinions and experiences were studied of a sample of 108 business and institutional relocatees who were displaced by urban & rural highway projects in Texas between January 1971 and January 1973. The typical business was a sole proprietorshop with less than 10 employees, and the typical person interviewed was at least a 50-year-old male. Over three-forths of the respondents relocated their business and continued in operation at least for a while. Sixty percent of those that ceased operations indicated that they could not find suitable replacement facilities. A majority of the business and institutional relocatees (informed of assistance by relocation personnel) thought their relocation payments adequate, but over half of the owners thought the pavement was not enough. A need was expressed for additional relocation services. A majority of the relocatees, however, gave the state's relocation program and its personnel, a high rating.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transport and FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Buffington, J L
    • Schafer, D L
    • Bullion, C
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 159-2 Res. Rept.
  • Contract Numbers: 2-15-73-159
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM