THE STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP IN RURAL HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT

CLOSER BENEFICIAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF RURAL HIGHWAY AFFAIRS, ALREADY ROOTED AND TAKEN AS A MATTER OF COURSE IN A FEW OF THE STATES, SHOULD AND WILL BE EXTENDED RAPIDLY FOLLOWING THE WAR. THE RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE OF THREE KINDS: SUPERVISORY, ADVISORY AND COOPERATIVE. THEY WILL BE BOTH MANDATORY AND VOLUNTARY IN CHARACTER. THE MOST ENDURING BENEFITS WILL PROBABLY APPEAR IN THE SPHERE OF ADVICE OR CONSULTATION, WITH THE STATE MAKING THE SERVICES OF ITS SPECIALISTS AVAILABLE TO LOCAL UNITS ON A COST BASIS TO BE DETERMINED BY THE LEGISLATURE. THREE ESSENTIALS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SUCCESSFUL WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A STATE HIGHWAY AGENCY AND LOCAL HIGHWAY UNITS ARE NECESSARY: (1) ADEQUATE UNITS OF LOCAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION MUST EXIST, (2) AN ADEQUATE ADVISORY AND SUPERVISORY STAFF, ALONG WITH EFFECTIVE PROCEDURES, MUST BE DEVELOPED WITHIN THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. (3) THE LIKELIHOOD FOR AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP IS LARGELY DEPENDENT ON THE OUTLOOK FOR GENERAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS ON FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF HIGHWAY TAX POLICY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 28, pp 19-24, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Nelson, C M
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-10, 1948
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1971 12:00AM