It can be seen that the current official system does not serve motorists as well as uncontrolled pre-1960 public-sector installations did in their time. The informational requirements of a motorist service signing system for controlled-access highways are substantially different and more demanding. It is important that the agencies responsible for today's information system recognize the deficiencies of their system rather than regard them as negative criticism. In developing improvements in the present system, the designer must accept the challenge to meet new needs arising from new ways of travel. Needs of both the users and the suppliers of travel services must be accommodated in the system that results. This accommodation should be the principal objective in revising the present system or planning a new one. (Author)

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    • This paper was published in Transportation Research Circular N275, Issues Relating to National Policy on Motorist Information and Roadside Amenities. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Rankin, W W
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

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  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM