THE FUTURE FEDERAL ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION
It has long been a policy of the Institute of Transportation Engineers that transportation decisions of international and national concern should be made at the federal level, and that those of state, regional and local concern should be made at the state, regional and local level respectively. Federal transportation programs and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will therefore need to concentrate on those elements of the transportation program where a federal role is essential -- elements that can not be accomplished piecemeal at the state and local level or by the private sector. Successfully addressing these elements should be the primary goal of any efforts to plan the future of these programs and the U. S. DOT. The Institute feels that these essential elements must include: increasing overall safety and mobility; providing uniformity and consistency; applying advanced technologies; enhancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of the transportation community; conducting research and development; ensuring a strong and viable national highway system; providing a balanced intermodal system; enhancing the Nation's economic competitiveness; protecting the environment; and assuring adequate resources are available.
- Institute of Transportation Engineers Issue Paper.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Technology Tools for Transportation Professionals - Moving into the 21st Century. Resource Papers for the 1995 International Conference.
- Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Date: 1995-4-9 to 1995-4-12
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: p. 80-83
- TRT Terms: Development; Economic growth; Education; Environmental protection; Federal government; Finance; Financing; Intermodal transportation; Mobility; Networks; Research; Roads; Technological innovations; Traffic safety; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Research and development; Road networks
- Old TRIS Terms: Federal role
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Research; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00725967
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 12 1996 12:00AM