COMMUNITY INTERACTION AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE HIGHWAY DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

COMMUNITY INTERACTION INCLUDES ALL THE ACTIVITIES BY WHICH THE TEAM OF HIGHWAY PROFESSIONALS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AND INCLUDES ALL THE DIFFERENT WAYS IN WHICH THEY WORK TOGETHER, NEGOTIATE, AND GENERALLY SEARCH FOR AGREEMENT ON A COURSE OF ACTION. THIRTY-FOUR TECHNIQUES ARE IDENTIFIED FOR HIGHWAY AGENCIES TO INTERACT WITH THE VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS THAT MAKE UP THE COMMUNITY. OBJECTIVES AIMED AT ESTABLISHING THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HIGHWAY AGENCY IN THE VIEW OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AGENCY AND PROCESS LEGITIMACY AND MAINTAIN VALIDITY OF EARLIER DECISIONS. OBJECTIVES AIMED AT GENERATING ALTERNATIVE COURSES OF ACTION THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE VALUES OF THE PARTICULAR TIME AND PLACE INCLUDE FORMING CONCEPTS, FINDING FACTS, DETECTING AND ANTICIPATING COMMUNITY PROBLEMS, FINDING SOLUTIONS, AND EXPLORING VALUES. OBJECTIVES AIMED AT MAKING THE LOCATION TEAM AS EFFECTIVE AS POSSIBLE IN CARRYING OUT ITS RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE ESTABLISHING CREDIBILITY, COMMUNICATING, FORMING CONSENSUS, AND DEPOLARIZING. MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY INTERACTION CONSISTS OF 6 STEPS BY WHICH THE LOCATION TEAM GETS FROM GENERAL COMMUNITY INTERACTION OBJECTIVES TO SPECIFIC PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS AND WORK SCHEDULES: SELECT COMMUNITY INTERACTION OBJECTIVES, ASSESS NEEDS, REVIEW COMMUNITY INTERACTION RESOURCES, SELECT COMMUNITY INTERACTION TECHNIQUES, COORDINATE WITH OTHER TECHNICAL TEAM ACTIVITIES, AND ASSIGN PERSONNEL AND WORK SCHEDULES. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-25
  • Monograph Title: Social, Economic, and Environmental Factors of Transportation
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00200499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019692
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM