MIS: "WARTS" AND "BEAUTY MARKS"

The one thing the major investment study (MIS) has done for us is bring transportation decision-making into the public arena. MISs are now open forums where the process is collaborative and decisions are by consensus. And in this process are a lot of "warts" and "beauty marks". Among the "warts" are the following: determining who's responsible; ensuring implementation of MIS results; resolving roles/turf battles; addressing analysis issues; working within financial constraints; and obtaining representative public input. The "beauty marks" include: causes state and local transportation agencies to work together; develops multimodal alternatives; involves business community; sets long-range direction for financing/development; and develops advocacy groups for the MIS. So how do we make MIS work within the institutional management process we already have in place? We develop champions for MIS, develop and maintain consensus, establish MIS results as the core element(s) of the regional plan, and develop adaptive, flexible investment strategies.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 52-54
  • Monograph Title: CONFERENCE ON MAJOR INVESTMENT STUDIES IN TRANSPORTATION (MIS)
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1996 12:00AM