This paper which maintains that dual modes systems must be demonstrated in order to gain revenue operating experience and an indication of public acceptance, chides congress for cutting back on UMTA's funds which are necessary to implement demonstration programs. In 1966, Congress called for "National Leadership" in a program of research, development and demonstration of new transportation systems. Eight years later none of the new systems have been demonstrated. UMTA has failed to get any further than the system design stage, fearful of getting into the actual prototype testing, and later, demonstration programs. Procrastination by UMTA in conjunction with insufficient funds has caused this standstill in developing transportation systems for the future. In view of the present energy crisis and concern for environmental protection, new systems must soon replace the existing ones, which have been inadequate for some time and will not serve urban needs much longer.

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    • This paper appears in Dual Mode Transportation, which is a publication containing the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 29-31, 1974. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Reuss, Henry S
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 15-17
  • Monograph Title: Dual-mode transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00149226
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  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM