TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH IN THE POST-INTERSTATE ERA: TRANSPORTATION AND THE ECONOMY. STANDING COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH
The author sees a direct connection between the nation's deteriorating infrastructure and our lagging behind in the international markets. He feels that much more must be spent to improve the infrastructure and that a concerted effort must be taken to find ways to improve the efficiency of transportation facilities, preferably with the aid of advanced technologies and increased involvement of the private sector. He cites California's Program on New Technology for the Highway, (PATH), as one of that state's attempts to provide solutions to the congestion and infrastructure problem. Narrowing lanes, increasing lane capacity by reducing headways from two seconds to one or one half of a second and working with the major automobile manufacturers to shorten the actual length and size of vehicles are alternatives which could help solve some of the problems. He further states that government can play the major role in removing many of the institutional barriers which impede the implementation of such alternatives.
- Selected Committee Meeting Papers presented at the Seventy-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Wichita, Kansas, December 5-6, 1988.
Washington, DC United States 20001
- WILLIAMS, C B
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pagination: p. 125-129
- TRT Terms: Financing; Governments; Infrastructure; Private enterprise; Public private partnerships; Technology
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00494707
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM