The Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Transportation Research Board is in the process of building a consensus among its members on basic intergovernmental principles. In this process, it has developed a work sheet for helping to distinguish federal, state, areawide, and local transportation responsibilities. The work sheet provides for assignment by percentage of various planning, programming, and implementation responsibilities among the various units of federal, state, areawide, and local governments already involved in transportation and transportation-related programs. Changing the roles and relationships among the different levels of government and the different departments, agencies, and authorities at the same level is a highly controversial activity. Consolidating major grants, establishing effective intermodal departments of transportation, and further strengthening regional planning organizations will require thorough justification and take time and substantial adjustments in traditional practice. /Author/

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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM