The following conclusions with respect to transportation system management were reached in workshop A. TSM has been an effective means for conveying to transportation officials that federal funds are limited and that programs seeking to achieve use of existing facilities are essential if congestion it to be relieved and energy conserved. The federal policy statements are not in line with practice in two areas: Federal agencies can only use "discretionary" programs to leverage TSM actions. When conflicts arose as a result of the implementation of policies required by EPA and DOT, federal agencies failed to support local officials. Because TSM proposals are highly controversial, state and local agencies should budget funds for citizen participation during the development of the alternatives and for the marketing of the projects after implementation. TSM elements are too frequently regarded as project plans rather than programs for transportation improvement. Lastley, success cities are those in which TSM is regarded as an extension of regional transportation improvements and where the capital agenda is satisfied.

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    • From TRB Special Report No. 172, Transportation System Management, proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. DOT in cooperation with the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
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    • Fielding, G J
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 158-159
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  • Accession Number: 00179104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM