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.
- Sponsored by Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transport and FHWA.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
- Buffington, J L
- Schafer, D L
- Bullion, C
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 65 p.
- TRT Terms: Businesses; Economic conditions; Highways; Improvements; Personnel; Public opinion; Relocation assistance; Rural highways; State highway departments; Urban highways
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Society;
- 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