Transportation Decision-Making in Riverside County

The purpose of this proposed pilot study is to describe and analyze how current transportation planners in Riverside County make decisions on prioritizing transportation issues and deciding where limited funds are to be spent. Specifically, this research project will employ a telephone survey of key Transportation Planners, City Engineers, Transportation Managers, and/or Traffic Engineers at the city, county, and regional levels to shed light on sources of information and procedures used by planners when making decisions concerning the relative importance and funding of potential and competing transportation projects. In addition to surveys of "technical" people, selected elected officials will be interviewed for their political observations. It is the intention of the Principal Investigators to use the data collected to write at least one article for publication in a refereed journal. But perhaps a more important outcome is that it is anticipated that data gathered from this pilot study (and future "full-blown" studies) will be used by CSUSB's Leonard Transportation Center to enhance its presence as a major source of transportation data/information to be used by Transportation Planners, Engineers, and policy-makers in the two-county area.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State University, San Bernardino

      5500 University Parkway
      San Bernardino, CA  United States  92407-2397
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sirotnik, Barbara

    • Start Date: 20080801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090531
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18123

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462582
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2008-SGP-1032
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:06PM