TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS/TRANSPORTATION INTERACTIONS. VOLUME I. INTRODUCTION, SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT, AND POLICY ANALYSIS
This technology assessment identified and analyzed the social, economic and environmental consequences of possible future changes in the relationships between telecommunications and transportation. Scenarios were used to describe these changes. Effort was focused on three types of scenarios: (1) audio or audio-video teleconferencing as a substitute for face-to-face meetings and business travel by air or auto, (2) increased decentralization of office employment from city centers to suburban locations resulting from more teleconferencing and thus less need for physical agglomeration, and (3) office employees using terminals to work at home or in neighborhood office centers near home. The scenarios were found to have significant implications for energy conservation, urban development, commuting, mass transit, job accessibility for persons unable to commute, communications within organizations, residential locational freedom, the telecommunications industry, the airline industry, and other areas. This concept of moving information to people is offered for widespread consideration by planners, policy-makers, industry, and the public.
- See also PB-272693-SET/ST, RRIS 15 169108; RRIS Bulletin 7802. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E17, PB-272 693-SET.
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- Harkness, R C
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 195 p.
- TRT Terms: Accessibility; Air transportation; Atterberg limits; Economic factors; Energy; Energy conservation; Energy consumption; Environmental impacts; Forecasting; Headlamps; Intercity travel; Passengers; Planning; Policy; Public transit; Socioeconomic factors; Technology; Telecommunications; Television; Transportation; Transportation planning; Transportation policy; Travel demand; Urban areas; Urban development; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy requirements; Government policies; Multibeam headlamp
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Research; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00169107
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-770157 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NSF-C1025
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM