INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE (TWO BREAKOUT SESSIONS)

The first information infrastructure breakout session reviewed the attributes and components of the transportation information infrastructure envisioned for the U.S. transportation system in the 21st century. The group then examined the issues that must be resolved in order to develop such a transportation information infrastructure, pointing out that both the public sector and the private sector must be involved in the resolution of these issues. The group agreed that a strong federal role in exercising national leadership is desirable in the establishment of a transportation information infrastructure, and that the relative importance of a transportation information infrastructure should be firmly established and clearly communicated. Topics were identified for priority attention. The second information infrastructure breakout group reached three major conclusions: (1) Information infrastructure is a major component of the nation's transportation R&D plan, and more emphasis is warranted given the potential benefits from research in this area; (2) Research objectives proposed in this area should be recast to include more integrated, less modally oriented aims; and (3) More than any other area of transportation research, information infrastructure research depends on partnerships among all levels of government, the private sector, and universities. The group recommended several specific areas for federal research emphasis, pointing out that the federal role should be concentrated on basic research and technology development, standards and regulations, and societal impact, including the impact on safety and equity.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p. 64-69
  • Monograph Title: FORUM ON FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN TRANSPORTATION R&D, WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 6-7, 1995
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061679
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1995 12:00AM