Citizens—A Vital Part of Transportation Planning

by Arnold M. Cogan, (M.ASCE), Dir.; Planning and Economics Div., Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall, Los Angeles, CA,
Wallace A. Dela Barre, (M.ASCE), Proj. Mgr.; Seattle Metropolitan Transit Study, Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall, Seattle, WA,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 289-292

Document Type: Journal Paper


The process of public participation is as important a work element as collecting and synthesizing data. This note presents six ingredients of a successful citizen participation program during a comprehensive transit study conducted in Seattle, Wash. The interactive program has resulted in a pattern of cooperation and consensus between engineers, citizens, and public officials.

Subject Headings: Public participation | Data collection | Team building | Seattle | Washington | United States

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