CITIZEN SUITS AND THE SHIFTING FOCUS OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

This paper attempts to present case interpretations of federal planning statutes in a more easily understandable form. The objectives of this paper are first, to clarify the meaning of the transportation planning process condition as well as several other provisions, and second, to demonstrate some of the ways in which recent federal legislation has contributed to changing the premises and procedures of transportation decision making. Emphasis is placed upon how local citizens have affected this decision-making process by seeking to halt transportation construction. This paper is separated into the following five sections: A historical development of the federal highway and mass transit programs; the requirement of standing and the scope of judicial review; clarification of the transportation planning process requirement of the federal highway and mass transit act; federal statutory requirements for public hearings; and, an analysis of the effects of these statutory provisions upon the urban and mass transit decision-making process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Authors:
    • Peterson, W C
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt. No. 79
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM