RESEARCH PROBLEM STATEMENTS

TWENTY FOUR PROBLEM STATEMENTS PREPARED BY THE FREEWAY OPRATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD ARE PRESENTED IN ORDER OF PRIORITY. RANKING WAS BASED ON THE RESULTS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE SENT TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS. A MONETARY INDEX WAS USED TO ORDER THE PROBLEM STATEMENTS, SINCE IT WAS FOUND TO BE A RELIABLE INDICATOR OF PROJECT WORTH, URGENCY, RANGE OF EFFECT, AND SUCCESS. THE FIRST EIGHT PROBLEMS, CONSIDERED TO BE OF ESPECIAL URGENCY, ARE: DETERMINING THE BEST WAY OF HANDLING DISABLED VEHICLES ON FREEWAYS; IMPROVING FREEWAY ACCIDENT DETECTION AND LOCATION; IMPROVING TRAFFIC FLOW MEASURING DEVICES; PRODUCING CRITERIA FOR PERFORMANCE AND SCHEDULING OF MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING COMPLETE CLOSURE; IMPROVING TRAFFIC CONTROL WITHIN CONSTRUCTION AREAS; DETERMINING THE NEED FOR VEHICLE AND PERSONAL SERVICES ON URBAN FREEWAYS; IDENTIFYING THE RELATION OF ACCIDENTS TO FREEWAY ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS; INVESTIGATING IMPROVED DESIGNS FOR TRANSITIONS FROM ATTENUATORS TO REDIRECTION DEVICES, AND DEVELOPING WARRANTS FOR THEIR INSTALLATION.

  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1972 12:00AM