The authors were in Australia as part of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering's delegation to the "1988 International Convocation of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences." The topic of this convocation was "Technology for Living on the Frontiers." Frontier was defined in terms of desert, polar, subsurface and space environments. In every presentation on the technology being developed and used to conquer new frontiers, transportation emerged as an essential ingredient. Given Australia's often harsh and challenging environment, it was a natural for this convocation's topic of discussion to held "down under." The intent of this paper is to share some of the authors' observations of Australia's transportation systems, with special emphasis on highways. Views reflected in this paper are largely based on visits to three principal cities (Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney), the airports serving these cities, and some 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) of driving, generally along the east coast. Government and business leaders also were consulted on their transportation views.

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  • Pagination: p. 609-618
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  • Accession Number: 00488773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM