SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION - VOLUME I: SUMMARY

A COMPREHENSIVE, QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION WAS MADE OF ALTERNATIVE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO URBAN TRANSPORTATION AND TO THE QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE INSOFAR AS IT IS DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY TRANSPORTATION. THE MAJOR QUESTION ADDRESSED IS WHETHER IMPROVEMENTS SHOULD BE MADE INCREMENTALLY TO EXISTING TECHNOLOGY OR RADICALLY THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY. THE IMPLICATIONS OF A PUBLIC DECISION IN FAVOR OF ONE POLICY OR THE OTHER ARE EXAMINED IN DETAIL. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS WOULD HAVE THE TWIN ADVANTAGES OF IMPROVING SERVICES AND COSTING LESS THAN THE GRADUALIST APPROACH. A $100 MILLION RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IS OUTLINED THAT N FIVE YEARS WOULD CONFIRM THE FEASIBILITY OF NEW TRANSPORTATION FORMS AND PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR THEIR WIDESPREAD INTRODUCTION IN THE ENSUING DECADE. APPENDICES PROVIDE A GUIDE TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY AND TO THE 44 RESEARCH PAPERS DIRECTED TO INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTS OF THE STUDY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO NSS-8
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Research Corporation

    Operations Analysis Division, Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Publication Date: 1968-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM