The problems of urban transportation deserve high priority. The systems in most metropolitan areas are inadequate to provide the people with all the mobility they require. Moreover, these systems consume an increasingly large share of the nation's resources and contribute significantly to the pollution problem. The Committee recognizes that a number of its observations have been previously identified in reports, studies, and papers published over a number of years and that the Department of Transportation has taken action in many areas. However, it is the members' belief that the programs instituted to date have not had the desired impact. The committee believes that the research and development programs of the Department of Transportation need to be strengthened further, and that new efforts on certain critical problems should be initiated at once. The Committee's suggestions for action are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A report prepared by the Committee on Transportation, of the National Academy of Engineering for the Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Engineering

    Committee on Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Academy of Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-00035/5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM