CAN THE HIGHWAY COMMUNITY BE READY FOR METRIC BY 1996?

Recent actions by Congress and the President are redirecting the United States transportation industry to design and construct metric highways in 1996. All federal lands highway and federal-aid construction projects advertised for bids after September 30, 1996, will be in metric units. The reasons for making metric conversions, the federal timetable for conversion, and a general conversion plan that can be used by highway agencies of all sizes are described. It is recommended that readers obtain a copy of the AASHTO "Guide to Metric Conversion", which was published in 1993. A public awareness campaign by all levels of government is advocated to ensure that a public backlash to metrication does not occur.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 183-187
  • Monograph Title: Pavement and traffic monitoring and evaluation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055121
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1994 12:00AM