PERSPECTIVE ON HIGHWAY PROGRAMING

IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER OF 1969 TWO WORKSHOPS WERE CONVENED IN WASHINGTON, D. C., AND DENVER, COLORADO, TO DISCUSS CURRENT PRACTICES IN HIGHWAY PROGRAMMING. THE MAJOR PRINCIPLES DERIVING FROM THESE WORKSHOPS ARE DISCUSSED AND ILLUSTRATED IN THIS REPORT. THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE WORKSHOPS WAS PROVIDED BY AN ARTICLE OF PETER F. DRUCKER IN THE JANUARY 1967 ISSUE OF THE HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW HAVING TO DO WITH SYSTEMATIC APPROACHES TO PROBLEM-SOLVING. THE AREAS OF DISCUSSION WERE ESTABLISHMENT OF OBJECTIVES AND GOALS, INCLUDING LEGISLATIVE OBJECTIVES AND ADMINISTRATIVE GOALS AND ACTIONS; THE DECISION-MAKER'S RESPONSIBILITY; ADOPTION OF A PROCESS FOR PROGRAMMING HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN RELATION TO RATIONAL PRIORITIES AND BUDGET LIMITATIONS; AND UTILIZATION OF PLANNING TOOLS, SUCH AS FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF ROADS AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. THE CURRENT STATUS OF TECHNIQUES IN THESE AREAS IS SURVEYED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 23 Pp, 8 FiG, 9 PHOT
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Spicher, R E
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1971 12:00AM