The means of achieving meaningful citizen participation in the transportation planning process involves more than the legally required public hearing. The various publics affected by a project in the planning purview area must first be identified and contacted: for such identification and contact a variety of methods are available. A number of processes and techniques are useful for insuring significant and concrete citizen participation in the planning process. These processes and techniques must be used bearing in mind the type of citizen energy used and the nature of the publics involved. The best psychological climate for planner-public rapport is one of mutual respect, co-operation and maturity. This climate is largely the responsibility of the planner.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-265 052.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Villanova University


    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Balog, J N
    • Dreisbach, A F
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76/97 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40098
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM