A STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING STRUCTURES FOR THE SYSTEMS PLANNING PROCESS

This report examines the new role and consequent alternative organizational responses the SDHPT may wish to take relative to the recently established multi-modal metropolitan planning organizations. The goals and objectives of federal, state, and local governments, especially Texas officials, relative to transportation planning organization matters are discussed. The findings of research which has been done on highway system planning are analyzed as they relate to SDHPT systems planning organization. State organization models that are designed to accommodate and facilitate multi-modal, urban transportation planning are also presented and evaluated. Four organizational typologies developed by Roland Warren that characterize ways organizations behave when interacting are used as a framework for identifying different possible interorganizational planning situations that the SDHPT may become involved in when dealing with non-SDHPT MPOs. Within each of the four possible contexts, alternative SDHPT organizational planning arrangements are suggested and shown in chart form. The emphasis is placed on organizational alternatives that can be adopted by the SDHPT, some alternatives, however, require the cooperation of MPOs or local governments. The intent of the suggested alternatives is to provide the SDHPT with maximum input into the MPO planning process within the parameters established by present legislation and regulations. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Transportation Planning Division; work done in cooperation with Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • Weiss, M E
    • RICHARDSON, S
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-10-75-215-1F Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 2-10-75-215
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM