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A discussion of the possible use of program budgeting in evaluating the transportation development programs of the Federal Government. The author suggests that expenditures for such programs, which now total $8 billion annually, could be organized under five headings that reflect the various intentions of the programs. The Memorandum explores the relationships among these programs and other policy objectives of the Federal Government to measure the consistency of the programs with each other and with broader objectives of public policy. In conclusion, different possible reorganizations within the transportation sector are discussed in terms of how they might best serve program budgeting objectives. (Chap. 6 in D. Novick (ed.), Program Budgeting, Harvard University Press, 1965.)

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