INTERACTION PROCEDURES IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PLANNING PROCESS

THERE ARE LEGAL AND POLITICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENSIVE INTERACTION IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING. INTERACTION AMONG AGENCIES, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND PRIVATE GROUPS SHOULD TAKE PLACE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SYSTEM PLANNING PROCESS, NOT JUST AT THE PROJECT PLANNING LEVEL. THE PROCEDURES THROUGH WHICH THE INTERACTION TAKES PLACE ARE AS IMPORTANT TO A PROCESS AS THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND THE DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIES. THE DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF INTERACTION PROCEDURES ARE THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD FEEL THEIR INTERESTS ARE ADEQUATELY RESPRESENTED AT EVERY STAGE IN THE PROCESS, THAT INFORMAL AS WELL AS FORMAL TIES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED, AND THAT EACH PARTICIPANT SHOULD MAKE THE CHOICE AS TO HOW DEEPLY INVOLVED HE WISHES TO BE. REPORTING AND REVIEW PROCEDURES CAN BE CHANGED SO THAT THEY ARE MORE PROCESS-ORIENTED AS OPPOSED TO PRODUCT-ORIENTED. THE TIME-CONSUMING REPORTING OF DETAILS CAN BE CURTAILED AND STREAMLINED. PROCESS REVIEW PROCEDURES CAN STIMULATE OPERATING LEVELS TO BE MORE ISSUE-ORIENTED. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 1-10
  • Monograph Title: Transportation systems planning process
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM