The current dominant modes of transportation will remain dominant in 1985. These modes are: inter- and intra-city travel by private automobiles, transcontinental and intercontinental travel by airlines, overland freight by rails and overseas freight by surface vessels. With improvements, these modes can carry the greatly expanded cargo and passenger traffic in 1985 with other forms of transportation playing supplementary and complementary roles. The emergence of new transportation systems or revolutionary improvement of the existing systems are not preconditioned upon the development of technology which is and will remain far ahead of utilization. Economic, sociological, legal and regulatory factors are more important in determining what developments will or will not occur. A major deterrent to rapid advance in transportation systems is the slow rate of writeoff of capital equipment in comparison with its technical obsolescence.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In: Appendix to Science and Technology in the 1985 Era.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University Research Corporation

    P.O. Box 26, University Station
    Syracuse, NY  United States  13210
  • Authors:
    • Brennan, P J
    • Drucker, E B
    • Tong, K M
  • Publication Date: 1964-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 393-402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Appendix
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM