The introduction of the continuous planning effort creates some conflict between the adoption of a specific plan and the implementation of the continuous process. After a plan has been adopted, most political bodies are unwilling to modify the plan on a short-term, periodic basis. The nonevent planning concept suggests that political bodies should adopt transportation goals and criteria rather than a project-specific plan. This would allow for public discussion and involvement in goal adoption rather than in the individual aspects of specific projects. The concept emphasized the use of probability theory to identify realistic ranges for forecasting primary variables. The nonevent planning concept is based on the need to identify and analyze goals and to make these activites the primary political acitivities in the planning process. The philosophical basis for nonevent planning rests on a belief that legislative action is most effective when it is related to policy and goals rather than to detailed project development.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 30-31
  • Monograph Title: Elements in the transportation planning and programming process in the public forum
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026830
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM