Municipal Considerations in Transportation Planning

by Richard B. Robertson,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 1, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Municipal officials must become more aware of a transportation plan's magnitude. Inadequate budgets, lack of alternate transportation systems and land use plans, disregard for practical political and social considerations, and a basic lack of communications among municipal departments must be corrected. This can be accomplished through mutual respect for other professions, frequent communications in the preliminary design stage, development of a revolving right-of-way fund, recognition of the engineer's responsibility to help solve social and economic problems caused by his projects, and a realistic attitude towards political factors and their effect on implementation.

Subject Headings: Local government | Political factors | Social factors | Professional development | Economic factors | Budgets | Communication systems | Land use |

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