The International Symposium on Surface Transportation System Performance was a three-day meeting consisting of general and focused discussions of the state-of-the-art, policy issues, and concepts and definitions used in the evaluation of the performance of transportation systems. The overall motivation for the Symposium was to provide a forum in which transportation officials, policymakers and technical experts could explore the techniques and programs used by other countries to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of their transit systems. Specifically, five topics were chosen which focused the workshop session discussions on those areas which were and are of prime importance in the complex area of evaluating performance: energy conservation, economic development, urban form, impact of the transportation system on the environment, and safety. The organization of these Proceedings follows generally the organization of the Symposium. The keynote speeches presented at the plenary sessions are provided in Volume I, together with summaries of the content of each of the fifteen workshop sessions, and a list of the Symposium participants. In Volume II, the complete texts of the fifty technical papers presented at the workshop sessions are recorded.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    2 rue Andre Pascal
    F-75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Publication Date: 1981-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 604 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 183
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM