A VISION FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

The National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Transportation Research and Development is charged with ensuring that federal investment in transportation research conducted by all agencies is (1) coordinated to ensure efficient use of federal funds, (2) focused on projects verified by users, industry, and other stakeholders as being the most critical to achieving success, and (3) limited to areas in which it is clear that major public benefits can be achieved only through cost-shared federal research. The committee's vision is development of a sustainable and seamless intermodal transportation system that effectively ties America together and links it to the world. Such a system will result from a strengthened partnership between government and the private sector--a partnership that balances effective management and renewal of existing infrastructure and strategic deployment of new technologies and infrastructure by drawing on R&D that supports this balanced approach. This paper points out the building blocks for achieving this vision, what must be developed to realize this vision, guiding principles, research priorities, and research objectives.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p. 20-24
  • Monograph Title: FORUM ON FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN TRANSPORTATION R&D, WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 6-7, 1995
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061679
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1995 12:00AM