This report describes possible directions for the Nation's transportation system evolution, and identifies research and development strategies to take advantage of the most promising opportunities. The document begins with a brief examination of population and demographic trends, and makes some conjectures about the future. The report then examines transportation opportunities in five major areas: urban transportation, intercity transportation, the private automobile, freight-systems, and cross-cutting issues such as decision-making. The report also includes general discussions of the relationships among transportation changes in the spatial organization of the nation (land use), and the use of resources: energy, labor, and capital.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ward, J D
    • O'Leary, K L
    • Bartholow, B
    • Chu, S C
    • Linhares, A B
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-77-19 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM