MIS: WHAT'S IN A NAME?
There is discussion about the name, major investment study (MIS). Should we change it? MIS is pretty good as an acronym because it makes us think about management information systems. Also, the meat of the MIS process is summed up by "Muddling our way Into Solutions", which characterizes where we have gone so far and begins to frame the whole issue of institutional and management problems. The implications of the MIS process encompass the following: 1) building a process that acknowledges and embraces the legitimacy of the goals of other participants in the process; 2) when agencies ask people to become involved, they are asking them to commit resources; 3) early involvement needs to take place in selecting and narrowing the alternatives you will consider; and 4) ensuring that an advisory committee signoff is built in as part of closing the process. We need to look at the MIS as a tool for managing the metropolitan transportation system and not just as a tool for project approval.
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- These remarks were made during the Panel Discussion on Management and Institutional Issues of MIS.
Washington, DC United States 20001
- Dittmar, H
- Conference on Major Investment Studies in Transportation (MIS)
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Date: 1996-2-25 to 1996-2-28
- Publication Date: 1996-9
- Pagination: p. 50-52
- Monograph Title: CONFERENCE ON MAJOR INVESTMENT STUDIES IN TRANSPORTATION (MIS)
- Transportation Research Circular
- Issue Number: 463
- Publisher: Transportation Research Board
- ISSN: 0097-8515
- TRT Terms: Conferences; Institutional issues; Investments; Project management; Socioeconomic development; Studies; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Major investment studies
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00727186
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: Sep 30 1996 12:00AM