EVALUATION OF MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

This study investigated areas where microcomputers can aid in the effectiveness of transportation engineering at state and local levels. A survey of the microcomputer needs of transportation professionals in state and local agencies in Virginia was conducted. Overall, traffic engineers, public transit operators, and transportation planners indicated a strong interest in programs associated with their specialties and, in some cases, an interest in related areas. Sources of and information on software are described. Specific programs that address the needs cited in the responses to the survey of transportation agencies are described. Programs were first sought through the DOT support centers and then comparable privately developed programs and additional applications were considered. The potential for in-house software is addressed. The study recommends that a microcomputer support organization be established at the state level to assist transportation professionals in securing software for engineering problems.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Demetsky, M J
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-VA-85-6 Final Rpt., VHTRC 85-R6
  • Contract Numbers: 2066
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM