THEODORE M. MATSON AWARD: TRANSPORTATION AND A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS

Sustainability issues are permeating every aspect of political, economic, and cultural existence. The emphasis on sustainable development--reborn at the 1992 Rio Environmental Summit--is evident in the transportation field as well. For transportation, sustainable development means finding the best compromise between a wide range of current needs, including mobility and environmental protection, while maintaining resources for our children and grandchildren. This article is a speech presented by Thomas B. Deen as recipient of the Theodore M. Matson Award. Mr. Deen describes numerous efforts that address sustainability issues in transportation, including: 1) President's Council on Sustainable Development; 2) "Car Talk": Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Vehicles; 3) Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles; and 4) Transportation Research Board Study on Transportation and a Sustainable Environment. Three approaches to sustainable transportation are explained--the scenario approach, the accounting approach, and the ad hoc approach. Deen concludes that no matter what the approach, the public is demanding an improved environment while preserving its high level of personal mobility.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Deen, T B
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1995 12:00AM