MAJOR INVESTMENT STUDIES: IS THE VISION BEING ACHIEVED? CAN IT BE? SHOULD IT BE?

The following major questions concerning major investment studies (MISs) in transportation are raised and commented on: Should we even have requirements to do MISs? What changes have occurred as a result of MIS requirements? What was the original intent of the MIS rule? Are better decisions being made as a result of MIS requirements? Have MISs served as a vehicle to improve the environmental quality of transportation planning decisions? What should be the relative role of MPOs and the implementing agencies in MISs? When should MISs be undertaken? Are MISs a cost-effective use of scarce public resources? Are MIS requirements slowing down planning and project development? Are MIS requirements too prescriptive? What should FHWA's and FTA's role be in MISs? Have participants been able to adapt to changes resulting from MIS requirements? Are MIS requirements and practice consistent with current policies encouraging de-evolution? What changes should be made to MIS requirements and practice from a policy perspective?

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 28-31
  • Monograph Title: CONFERENCE ON MAJOR INVESTMENT STUDIES IN TRANSPORTATION (MIS)
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1996 12:00AM