Public Collaboration in Transportation: A Case Study

The Denton County (Texas) Transportation Authority (DCTA) collaborated with the public and various stakeholders in building the infrastructure for public transportation. This case study examines the agency's adopted model of collaboration to investigate the reasons behind DCTA's plan for collaboration, the initiatives it undertook and the public's perception of such collaborative efforts. Findings from the case study indicate that even a well-designed plan of interaction can have structural flaws. In the DCTA's collaborative arrangement, the emphasis was on information dissemination rather than on public involvement. A more successful collaborative effort would involve collecting relevant information on stakeholder's perceptions, understanding obstacles, assessing progress toward the goal, and making adjustments in the model of collaboration when necessary.


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  • Accession Number: 01142478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2009 9:05PM