THE EVOLVING ROLE OF STANDARDS IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DESIGN

Standards are critical to achieving a satisfactory transportation infrastructure (both vehicle and roadway) and have shaped the direction of the transportation industry since its inception. The purposes for standards remain much the same as they have been for close to a century, but the level at which they are specified and the organizations involved in their development have changed. Government mandating of standards is increasingly being replaced by governmental support of industry-developed standards. The globalization of the transportation industry has also affected the outlook on standards, and thereby the approach to their development and enforcement. The standards process, content, and outlook continue to evolve as the transportation industry and traveler needs demand.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 84-85

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231003
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 6 1996 12:00AM