PLANNING FUNCTION IN STATE DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION

CREATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION APPEARS TO RELATE TO THREE PRINCIPAL AREAS OF PHILOSOPHICAL CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT: THE INCREASING LEGISLATIVE EMPHASIS ON URBAN NEEDS AND URBAN PROBLEMS, INCREASED FEDERAL ACTIVITY IN THE AREA OF SOCIAL LEGISLATION RESULTING IN PROGRAMS WHICH REQUIRE RESTRUCTURING OF STATE ADMINISTRATIVE CAPABILITY, AND A MOVEMENT TOWARDS THE RATIONALIZATION OF STATE AGENCIES ALONG FUNCTIONAL LINES THAT RESEMBLE NEW FEDERAL ORGANIZATION STRUCTURES. THIS ARTICLE QUESTIONS WHETHER TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AT THE STATE LEVEL CAN BE LOCATED SUCCESSFULLY AT ONE POINT WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF HOMOGENEITY AMONG TASKS REQUIRED OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS. A PROPOSED SPLIT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNCTIONS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL IN SOME FUTURE TIME SHOULD STRAIN THIS INTEGRATED FORM OF STATE DEPARTMENT IN ITS ATTEMPTS TO FORMULATE MULTIMODAL PLANS. /AUTHOR/

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Ashford, N
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 49-63
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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  • Accession Number: 00200607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2001 12:00AM