TECHNOLOGY REVIEW STUDY: IDENTIFYING SIGNIFICANT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND UNDERSTANDING IMPACTS

Like other organizations, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey identifies, assesses, and responds to new and emerging technologies. Thoughtful and systematic integration of these technologies into the agency's business and capital planning and into facility operation and maintenance enhances its ability to serve its customers, increase facility capacity, better comply with regulations, and strengthen organization efficiency. In addition, the Port Authority has pioneered the development and application of several new technologies, including the world's first containerport and the new engineering techniques used to build the World Trade Center. The agency undertook the Technology Review Study to identify those new and emerging technologies that are most likely to significantly affect its core businesses--aviation, maritime, surface transportation, and commercial real estate--in the next 15 years. On the basis of interviews with 145 experts outside the agency and more than 80 staff members, 17 major technologies with potentially significant impacts were identified. This article discusses the study methodology and presents the study findings. Among the significant emerging technologies identified in the study were the following which are briefly described in this article: post-Panamax container vessels; new bus designs; alternative-fuel vehicles; and telecommuting.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-15
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 185
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 22 1996 12:00AM