TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT OF FUTURE INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. VOLUME 2: IDENTIFICATION OF ISSUES AFFECTING INTERCITY TRANSPORTATION

Papers are presented on important political, social, technological, institutional and economic mechanisms which will determine how future intercity transportation technologies will evolve and be put into service. Some papers address major issues from the point of view of reform, and point out that various improvements are in order. Specific options for improvement are presented, and include technology related papers on electric highway vehicles, automobile durability, intercity technology and organization, energy considerations in goods transportation, the auto industry, and organizational and regulatory issues. Technical analyses are also presented in which important trends affecting the evolution of intercity transportation are explored. The interactions between capital funds sources and technological changes in rail and air passenger transport are examined, as well as the cost- revenue squeeze in highway finance, the impact of deregulation, the effects of existing capital stocks on technology assessments, and trends in freight transportation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by a technology assessment team (Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company; California University, Berkeley; Stanford University; Gellman Research Associates, Incorporated; and Science Applications, Incorporated) for DOT and NASA. See also Volume 1, N76-24075, RRIS 23 138130; Bulletin 7802.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

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  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 564 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-8730
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1978 12:00AM