TRANSPORTATION IN AMERICA'S FUTURE: POTENTIALS FOR THE NEXT HALF CENTURY. PART 1. SOCIETAL CONTEXT

The report describes four potential socioeconomic futures for the United States and their implications for transportation through 2025. The futures--designated Success, Foul Weather, Disciplined Society, and Transformation--vary particularly in economic performance, climate, institutional structure, and personal values. For each future, Part 1 provides a detailed narrative account or scenario, accompanied by separate analyses of the energy, demographic, economic, and urban implications of each scenario. Part 2 provides demand forecasts for most modes; technology forecasts for twelve transportation modes and seven specific systems or technologies; and analyses of six critical transportation problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Part 2, PB-270 468.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025

    Department of Transportation

    Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Curry, D
    • Carlson, R
    • HENDERSON, C
    • Mandel, T
    • Mitchell, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TPI/20-77/21-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60160
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM