Transportation planning and public involvement in Texas

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2016-05

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Kresl, Emil Frank

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While the Texas Department of Transportation and other transportation planning organizations may seem to be succeeding at their mission on at least some levels, whether or not that mission is the best thing for the state and local communities remains to be seen. This report examines how TxDOT engages with the public, their intentions with that engagement, and the effects of that engagement on the planning process and the implementation of transportation solutions. Understanding how transportation objectives on a local scale correspond to those on a state scale is fundamental to this examination. Ultimately recommendations are provided with the aim of improving public involvement in the transportation planning process.

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