Planning to Include the Public. Transportation Policy Implementation With Effective Citizen Involvement

This case study evaluates planning processes in Virginia for the implementation of three pieces of federal legislation: the National Environmental Policy Act in 1969; the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act in 1991; and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century in 1998. Specifically, the study evaluates how the policy process and citizen participation relate to each other and to the legislation in implementation. Findings suggest the neither the citizens nor the officials involved in transportation planning’s public involvement process are satisfied with the current system. The authors propose a collaborative model that puts transportation planning issues on the table at the same time as other issues of community concern, thereby creating a comprehensive frame for discussion and resolution of all the issues. Sustaining collaboration can occur by making the citizen advisory committee an active body in the community with strong ties to the citizens, the metropolitan planning organization board and the state department of transportation.


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  • Accession Number: 01000299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2005 10:19PM