This year, Britain, as a nation, will spend found15000 M or some 17 per cent of the gross domestic product on transportation. A greater understanding of the problems associated with transportation, and the identification of possible solutions and means of attaining them are considered by the author to be a necessary part of urban transport research. It is suggested that the character of transport planning and management over the past few years has changed markedly, and that the future shows signs of being different in some respects in kind and in others in degree from what has been familiar until recently. Some of the more significant changes are identified and discussed. In particular, increased professional involvement to include land use, social and environmental planners and economists; and the growing importance of political concern and general public involvement in transport issues. The relevance of ongoing research and its application and impact is considered in relation to technology, industry and government. It is suggested that interest in better transport operations should be centred around existing technology, operations administration and institutions with emphasis on how to continue to provide some public transport service in those market areas where traditional heavyweight public transport has become too costly. Gradual but controlled de-centralisation is suggested as a means of increasing the diversity and effectiveness of transport research. /TRRL/

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    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • BAYLISS, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00159716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM