The article notes that a measure of the nation's well-being is the quality and extent of the public works projects, and especially, transportation. A California study using econometric models to research the relationship between transportation system health and economic prosperity predicts dire consequences if highways are allowed to deteriorate. Innovation through technology is discussed, and possible areas for such innovation are considered. These innovations include satellites and surveying used on proposed vehicular navigation and route guidance systems, and the use of knowledge-based expert systems. The California Program on New Technology for Highways (PATH) is attempting to improve lane capacity and safety through the use of narrower lanes, shorter distances between vehicles, increased speeds, and reduced length and size of vehicles. Innovative methods for funding for transportation are also discussed.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Kraft, W H
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Accession Number: 00488852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM