The author discusses problems associated with the introduction of the new transport policies and programmes (TPP) system, the need for authorities to take a critical look at their own TPPs and the way in which they can do this. The main part of the article is concerned with the sort of approaches that authorities should be adopting, the question of evaluation and the involvement of other agencies. Details are given of a check list of items requiring consideration namely; an integrated approach to the problems facing the area as a whole; the preparation of a position statement for existing policies and programmes, the development of a base for the understanding of the transport problem; the production of a clear statement of the objectives in operational terms derived from an analysis of needs and the position statement; the need for flexibility of plan and for keeping options open particularly in the earlier years; a study of the part to be played by public transport including methods of overcoming constraints and making an analysis of the operation of services; and the encouragement of new approaches. Mention is made of the problems of evaluation particularly in relation to policy decisions, the effectiveness of policies and the need for a policy impact statement in all TPPs. After stating the need for the involvement of other agencies including British Rail, NCB and district councils, the author concludes with a brief reference to the future. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Control Journals, Limited

    Dorset House, Stanford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Eddison, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-9-20

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  • Accession Number: 00096756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1981 12:00AM