Comments are made on the growth of the nation in the last two hundred years and the increasing demand for transportation that such growth has brought with it. It is noted that although transportation engineering has continually accommodated growing travel demands, the future satisfaction of demand lies in the recognition that the strength of the highway system lies in its local roads and streets. Highway engineers have done little to make the public aware of the importance of such roads and streets. This has resulted in the lack of funds to maintain and improve this access system. The challenges of the future are discussed. Important areas that must receive attention are: the adverse impacts of transportation on the natural environment, energy resource depletion and community disruption; improvement of operational techniques to make better use of existing facilities; highway safety; and adequate funds.

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 5-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM