LOCAL GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE (BREAKOUT SESSION)

Only two participants in the local government breakout session actually represented local government. Almost all group members were from metropolitan planning organizations, transit agencies, port authorities, and other transportation agencies. The makeup of the group nonetheless was typical of local transportation players. This group saw merits in both the Jeffersonian approach to transportation research, which calls for citizen participation, public outreach, collective visioning, and research that is designed to reach that vision, and a market-based strategy that builds on the vitality of private enterprise and a free-market economy and attempts to maximize America's competitive opportunities by advancing and implementing transportation technology as it is developed. The group's transportation research recommendations fall into three categories: (1) The Jeffersonian approach--studying ways to build consensus and develop a collective national vision to guide development and transportation policy; (2) Institutional research--examining ways and establishing workable models to reduce institutional barriers that impede effective transportation planning, funding, and decision making; and (3) Research to improve technical tools and enlarge the arsenal of strategies available to transportation planners and decision makers.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p. 49-52
  • Monograph Title: FORUM ON FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN TRANSPORTATION R&D, WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 6-7, 1995
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061679
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1995 12:00AM