MASS TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: THE BASIC ISSUES

IN 1968-9 THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTED FOR EVALUATION OF OVER 300 POTENTIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS RELATING TO URBAN MASS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. SUBSEQUENTLY, HUD RECOMMENDED EXPENDITURE OF APPROXIMATELY $1 BILLION OVER THE NEXT 5 TO 15 YEARS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION. BECAUSE OF THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THIS RECOMMENDATION AND WHAT IS LIKELY TO BE APPROPRIATED, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO IDENTIFY PRIORITIES FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION. A SET OF EIGHT TRANSPORTATION GOALS IS DERIVED FROM THESE (UNIDENTIFIED) PROPERTIES AND IS USED TO ESTABLISH SEVERAL SPECIFIC NEEDS: A VARIETY OF NEW SHORT-HAUL, LOW-SPEED PEOPLE-MOVER SYSTEMS; BETTER SERVICE AND LOWER COSTS FOR BUS SYSTEMS; NEW HARDWARE TO PROVIDE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE FOR RAPID TRANSIT; MORE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE RESPECTING BUS RAPID TRANSIT; AND MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF TRANSIT ON LAND USE.

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    • Paper sponsored by Department of Urban Transportation Planning and Department of Economics, Finance and Administration and presented at the 48th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Deen, Thomas B
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-11
  • Monograph Title: Mass transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 322
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 28 1970 12:00AM