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.
- See also report dated August 1977, PB-279041.
Department of TransportationOffice of Intergovernmental Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Paulhus, NGJ
- Dawson, T C
- Publication Date: 1979-5
- Pagination: 70 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Coordination; Costs; Federal aid; Federal assistance programs; Federal government; Insurance; Labor market; Legislation; Level of service; Local government; Planning; Public transit; Rural areas; Small cities; State government; Technical assistance; Transportation disadvantaged persons; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Disadvantaged persons; Federal programs; Services
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- 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