TRANSPORTATION - PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

The author discusses the effect of the reorganization of local government on transportation planning and makes special reference to the transport policy and programmes (TPP). It is pointed out that the single grant system enables all transportation elements to compete as equals for grant aid and that the local authorities are allowed greater independence. The discussion is illustrated with two figures: a simple flow chart illustrating the procedure required and a more detailed diagram showing the principal work areas of the transportation planning unit and the relationship of the unit to other bodies in each work area. An account is given of the work to be done which includes the development and testing of the transportation policies, the development of projects to implement these policies (involving feasibility studies and evaluation), the production of a project programme and monitoring. The advantages of integrating work areas are stressed together with a subdivision on a geographical basis. Separate sections should deal with planning for urban and rural areas. In conclusion the management of transport-based- sections are discussed and particular reference is made to the need for co-ordination, maximum delegation of responsibility, and sufficient flexibility of structure. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CATHCART, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-8-9

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  • Accession Number: 00096672
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM