CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PLANNING

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission (SPRPC) has developed a long-range comprehensive transportation plan for a six-county region, encompassing 4,500 square miles and 2.4 million people. The final plan draft evolved from a series of consecutive planning cycles. The Cycle I testing and evaluation of transportation plans led to a Cycle II highway and transit system; Cycle II served as the basis for the second cycle of planning and the eventual recommended plan. In an effort to produce a transportation plan which achieved that elusive balance between technical and human elements in the planning process, SPRPC committed a special staff team and the necessary supportive resources to develop a program of citizen involvement (CI). For 18 months the CI team engaged a variety of groups and individuals in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County in meetings and small work sessions to secure community input to the plan. This report will describe the strategy employed by the CI team to include citizens in systems planning. The report will document the CI team's activities and evaluate the results.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this report was financially aided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, and in cooperation with the Counties of Allegneny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland as well as the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwestern Penna. Regional Planning Commission

    564 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15219
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Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1981 12:00AM