A short history of the development of the two major systems of measurement is given, showing the reasons for the progression toward the metric system. Costs and benefits for various transportation sectors are discussed. One major problem to be solved is that of inventory. Though conversion to metric has been shown to reduce inventories, the transition is a long and costly process. Implications of a changeover to metric are discussed for the railroad, trucking, automobile, and aviation industries, as are the effects of such a change on inland waterway transportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 13-15
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1996 12:00AM