This digest provides an assessment of the benefits that could be realized through translation of non-English language transportation technical information. It is based on a study conducted by Dr. John B. Metcalf. The study objectives were to assess, describe, and quantify, to the greatest extent possible, the need for the U.S. transportation community to improve access to non-English published information. Dr. Metcalf identified case studies where significant new technologies were published in languages other than English and assessed the potential benefits that could have been realized if English language translations had been available. The benefits were assessed in terms of savings in money, time, or lives; reduced duplication of effort; or improvements in safety, efficiency, economy, equity, mobility, security, or the environment.

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  • Publication Date: 2003-9


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00962888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2003 12:00AM