TRAINING AND EDUCATION IN TRANSPORTATION: FUTURE DIRECTIONS

The dramatic changes in the environment in which transportation professionals operate in the United States and the impact of these changes on transportation education and training are examined. Within a decade, the definition of the urban transportation "problem" has been expanded from one focused solely on congestion to one that includes at the very least the relationship between transportation and the following factors: energy, air quality, equity, safety, congestion, land use, noise, and more efficient use of scarce resources. These new problem definitions and the skills necessary to deal with them effectively have added to the responsibilities of transportation educators and represent forces of change in U.S. educational programs. Actions that could be taken to prepare for the future professional needs of the transportation sector are recommended. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 15-21
  • Monograph Title: NEW DIRECTIONS IN TRANSPORTATION EDUCATION
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030587
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 300
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1983 12:00AM