A limited number of possibilities are highlighted from among many explicit and implicit recommendations on possible research and technology efforts. In the area of intercity automobile transportation, it is recommended that an expanded program of propulsion system and vehicle design development be pursued, and a technology assessment study of impending technological and institutional changes to the automobile be undertaken. Case studies to identify and test ways to improve intercity bus services, and the assessment of regulatory policies affecting bus operations are recommended. Recommendations are also made regarding aircraft research and development; systems analyses of changes in aircraft scheduling, operations, and range of aircraft sizes; STOL aircraft and Short Runway Aircraft (SRA) systems; air traffic control; and airport landside improvement. The benefit cost analysis of AMTRAK services, and evaluations of high-speed passenger train service in specific corridors are also advocated. Recommendations are presented related to electric/automated highways (develop data and undertake systems study on options), access/egress and intermodal transfer (study experimentation and identify roadblocks), and energy and materials (for transportation vehicles). Recommendations related to traveler values and preferences, transportation finance, institutional impacts and regulatory controls.

  • 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

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-8730
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1978 12:00AM