URBAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, FORMED TO STUDY URBAN TRANSPORTATION, IN JOINT TALKS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) HAS OUTLINED THE PROBLEMS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON HOW RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS CAN BE STRENGTHENED. (1) FEDERAL PROGRAMS SHOULD STRESS A BETTER QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE; MORE URBAN AREA LIFE STYLES AND TRANSPORTATION APPROACHES SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED. (2) THE INTERACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND THE FUNCTIONS OF METROPOLITAN AREAS SHOULD BE STUDIED. (3) A SOCIAL SCIENCES FRAME OF REFERENCE SHOULD BE EMPLOYED IN DESIGNING URBAN TRANSPORTATION EXPERIMENTS AND MORE COST EFFECTIVE INVESTMENT PROGRAMS. (4) PROFESSIONAL CAPABILITY BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE DOT SHOULD BE STRENGTHENED REGARDING RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITIES. (5) THE SECRETARY OF DOT SHOULD DELEGATE SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION: INCREASED FUNDING AND CONTINUING REVIEWS ARE NEEDED FOR EXPANDED PROGRAMS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION. (6) DOT SHOULD ASSUME A MORE DECISIVE LEADERSHIP ROLE IN ENCOURAGING STATES AND LOCAL JURISDICTIONS IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM DESIGNS.

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    National Academy of Engineering

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  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00241726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 1972 12:00AM