WHAT GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO TO ATTRACT HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

The aerospace firms which have been developing mass transit systems is recent years have finally started telling customers that the business will just about break even in the next few years. The promise that these systems can be self supporting at present fares is not feasible. Executives at both Vought and Rohr Corporations insist that mass transit could benefit from modeling their system procurement techniques on those used by the Defense Department. Expenditures should not be spent on big systems, but on components. Improving the technology of components is the key to the system's reliability. Since UMTA's influence on urban public transportation is so great, it should have more say in the R&D area. UMTA could insert some common sense into areas such as the writing of specifications. In order to attract a market for their mass transit technology, both local and federal government could do much to help the situation by implementing the technology on a rational, time-phased basis, rather than all at once.

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    Executive Publications, Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Executive Publications, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0017-2626

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  • Accession Number: 00144193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM