THROUGH THEIR EYES, PART IV: PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR RURAL AMERICANS

The report documents the process of state and local government consultation used in developing the new Department of Transportation (DOT) rural and small urban transit assistance program. Special emphasis is placed on four consultative trips, conducted during summer 1979, in which top DOT officials visited a number of innovative state and local operations. The groups consulted put a lot of emphasis on reducing red tape, and allowing sufficient flexibility in the program to reflect local conditions. This led to the evolution of an approach in which individual states would develop their own program management plan. Other issues highlighted included insurance costs, importance of coordination, the need to simplify or waive labor protection (13(c)) provisions, and technical assistance needs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated August 1977, PB-279041.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Paulhus, NGJ
    • Dawson, T C
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-79-2 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM