A KEY TO CHANGE - URBAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH, INTRODUCTION

TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS IN RAPIDLY GROWING URBAN AREAS WERE DISCUSSED BY A GROUP OF SIXTY MEN MEETING AT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES IN SEPTEMBER 1961. THE SUBJECT WAS HOW RESEARCH COULD BE EMPLOYED TO AID IN THEIR SOLUTION. FIVE PANELS WERE FORMED TO DEBATE THE MAJOR ISSUES OF RESEARCH INTO: LAND USE, PERSONAL DESIRES, ECONOMIC IMPACTS, PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND URBAN GOVERNMENT AS AFFECTED BY AND AS AFFECTING TRANSPORTATION. AT A SECOND GENERAL SESSION, THEY REPORTED BACK THEIR FINDINGS, AND MET AGAIN IN JANUARY 1962, TO HEAR THE PRELIMINARY REPORT WHICH HAD BEEN DRAFTED. THE FIVE PANEL REPORTS ARE DISCUSSED. CHANGES ARE DISCUSSED IN PEOPLE, POPULATION, MOVEMENT FROM CENTRAL CITY TO SUBURBS, MIGRATION, MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS AND VEHICLES IN USE, INCOME AND AUTOMOBILE OWNERSHIP, PATTERNS OF TRAVEL, AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. COOPERATION AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL IS DESCRIBED. THE PRESIDENT URGES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY INCLUDING THE URBAN PROBLEM. THE NATIONAL WELFARE REQUIRES THE PROVISION OF GOOD URBAN TRANSPORTATION WITH THE PROPERLY BALANCED USE OF PRIVATE VEHICLES AND MODERN MASS TRANSPORT TO SERVE URBAN GROWTH.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 1-8, 1 FIG
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Research Board (HRB)

    Washington, DC   
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, Pyke
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1962-1

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  • Accession Number: 00241349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM