DEVELOPMENT OF A PLANNING PROCESS FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY RESEARCH -- A STRATEGIC PLANNING EXERCISE USING THE MODIFIED DELPHI TECHNIQUE. FINAL REPORT
Traditionally, state agencies spend significantly less time in planning their future activities than do private sector organizations. This is especially true in the case of long-range planning. Perhaps because governmental bodies are immediately accountable to the public, whose needs may change quickly, long-range planning is more difficult than it is for the private sector. On the other hand, the lack of long-range planning fosters inefficient use of resources and a general "brushfire" approach to managing government. It is clear that since the public sector differs from private industry, not all planning techniques would be applicable; however, some compromise between immediate accountability and long-range planning must be struck by government in order to effectively pursue stated goals. This paper represents an attempt at that compromise.
Charlottesville, VA United States 22903
Richmond, VA United States 23219
University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleCenter for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
Charlottesville, VA United States 22904-4742
- Publication Date: 1990-12
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Delphi method; Governments; Long range planning; Research; State government; Strategic planning; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00664313
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Virginia Transportation Research Council
- Report/Paper Numbers: VTRC 91-R20
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1994 12:00AM