URBAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Providing a truly multi-modal transportation system for a metropolitan area requires careful coordination of transportation services. One approach to facilitating coordination is reorganization of municipal transportation functions under a single department. Five basic functions must be performed by a consolidated department: administration, engineering, traffic control, planning, and public transportation. In 1973, the City of Austin, Texas, adopted such an organizational plan. This paper illustrates the advantages or organizing all urban transportation functions, and analyzes the experience in Austin.
- Compendium of Technical Papers of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at the Fourth World Transportation Engineers Conference, Mexico City, October 2-6, 1977.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Ternus, J S
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 248-251
- TRT Terms: Local government; Public transit; Traffic control; Transportation departments; Transportation engineering; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Department of Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Transportation administration
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00188023
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM