The California Transportation Board adopted Recommended Statewide Transportation Goals, Policies, and Objectives in March 1977, marking completion of the first of six elements of a comprehensive transportation plan that 1972 legislation originally had mandated must be completed by January 1, 1976. Because of administration and public criticism of the first draft and legislative failure to adopt the necessary transportation goals and policies, that mandate could not be fulfilled. The controversies that arose over the initial plan element suggests that remaining elements may not be completed. However, the California Transportation Board feels that several recommendations in the completed (or policy) element may eventually be adopted, if only piecemeal. This paper describes the evaluation of the California Transportation Plan from development of the initial draft by the California Department of Transportation through various iterations and examines the difficulties that surround creation of an objective document in the face of interests that benefit from maintaining the status quo. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 61-67
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system analysis
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028221
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM