Lecture3 - Transit Planning and Decision Making Processes...

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Transit Planning and Decision Making Processes ± Participants ± Funding ± Organizational Constraints
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Incredibly fast growth has exacerbated the infrastructure and services problems ….thus causing extra stress on regional decision-making
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Who’s Involved in Regional Decision Making? Anyone who wants to be, however…. . there are some who wield greater authority and influence than others because of: a) Enabling legislation b) Position held within governance structure c) Knowing how to “work the system” d) Holding the purse strings
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Federal regulations created the MPO…. And subsequent laws and regulations that have defined in more detail its role ….as a forum ….to develop transportation plan/TIP ….through coordinated process ….that provides opportunity for participation
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Steps in Transportation Planning Environmental Quality Prosperity Social equity/ quality of life Vision Goals and objectives Performance measures Implementation of strategies TIP Alternative improvement strategies Data Analysis methods Other sources for project ideas System operations Policies Operations strategies Infrastructure projects Studies Regulations Education and awareness Financing strategies Partnerships Collaborative undertakings Leads to…. Including as one product… Evaluation Plan
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A multitude of participants
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At the state level…. Georgia Department of Transportation Georgia Regional Transportation Authority State Road and Tollway Authority Department of Community Affairs Environmental Protection Division North Metropolitan Georgia Water Planning District Georgia Rail Passenger Authority
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At the regional level…. Atlanta Regional Commission Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport Ten counties At the local level…. 62 cities
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And many, many, many interest… advocacy… stakeholder… groups
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For Example…. . Atlanta Partnership for Regional Livability Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Casey Foundation Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) Community Foundation of Atlanta Data and Policy Analysis (DAPA)
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course CEE 6642 taught by Professor Michaelmeyer during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Lecture3 - Transit Planning and Decision Making Processes...

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