The report presents a concept of a strategic R and D plan for the Department of Transportation. It also presents the concept of a core program of R and D and sets forth the DOT core program in its present stage of development. The plan shows the relationship within the DOT between socio-economic R and D and R and D in the areas of engineering and in the physical, technical, and life sciences, and presents scenarios for the time frame circa 2000 A.D. for transportation systems for urban passenger, intercity passenger, and freight. Against this background, ongoing R and D programs are described as practical examples of the foregoing conceptual structure. The strategic R and D plan is presented as one with the flexibility to be changed with changing socio-economic patterns, political situations, and break-throughs in the fields of science and engineering.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Research, Incorporated

    1001 North Highland Street
    Arlington, VA  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Development and Technology, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-4-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT/TST-75/111
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50101
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM