This article was adapted from Administrator Wykle's speech to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress, Panel 6, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on November 9, 1999. In the address, Wykle claims that there is an oncoming shift in developed countries from constructing highway systems to operating what they have. The mission for the 21st century must be to optimize the performance of the surface transportation system by actively managing and operating it in an integrated, intermodal fashion. The Federal Highway Administration is investing in ITS and technology applications to ensure that they can improve mobility through more efficient transportation operations. The biggest challenge facing transportation leaders will be to manage a transition from a culture based on highway construction to a culture based on operations.


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  • Accession Number: 00790629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2000 12:00AM