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Decentralization of Decision-Making

  • Edward Weiner
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Abstract

Through the decade of the 1970s there was a sharp increase in the range and complexity of issues required to be addressed in the urban transportation planning process. The combination of requirements and regulations had become burdensome and counterproductive. Organizations and techniques seemed unable to adapt with sufficient speed. It was becoming impossible to analyze all of the trade-offs that were required. This problem was not confined to urban transportation but to most activities where the federal government was involved. It ushered in a new mood in the nation to decentralize control and authority, and to reduce federal intrusion into local decision-making (Weiner 1983).

Keywords

Federal Government Transportation Research Executive Order Operating Subsidy Federal Requirement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Weiner
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  1. 1.Silver SpringUSA

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