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Expanding Participatory Democracy

  • Edward Weiner
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Abstract

For most of the century, transportation decisions were made by engineers and planners in government organizations. With the passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962 and its successors, pubic officials participating on MPOs gained some control of transportation decisions within their urban areas. With the passage of ISTEA, other stakeholders and private citizens had to be given a reasonable opportunity to comment on the long-range transportation plans and the shorter term transportation improvement programs. The regulations implementing the legislation required a formal proactive and inclusive public involvement process that provided ample opportunity for community participation.

Keywords

Intelligent Transportation System Transportation Planning Transportation Project Highway Safety Travel Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Weiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Silver SpringUSA

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