The Fourth US-German Workshop on Urban Transportation was conducted in the United States on April 17 through April 25, 1978. These workshops are held in alternatie years in the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States on their basis of International agreements between the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The purpose of the Workshops is to share experience and research findings relative to policy, finance, planning, management, operations, and technologies in the field of urban transportation. The visiting group generally consists of from 12 to 15 delegates. Half of these represent the Federal Government and the other half represent local governments and the transportation industry. This report contains papers presented during the conference portion at the Transportation Systems Center (TSC) at Cambridge on April 24 and 25. The conference sessions were preceded by a series of briefings, discussions, and site inspections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Chicago during the week of April 17 through April 21. Topics presented in the conference at TSC include: planning; legislation and finance policies in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany; progress in performing alternative analyses for making urban transportation decisions in the United States; preliminary findings of the Service and Methods Demonstrations Program of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA); practical organizational approaches toward public transportation in semi-urban areas in Germany; recent developments in bus and paratransit in both countries; rail safety practics and railcar standardization approaches in both countries; and marketing research in the United States. Papers or summaries of papers are provided in both English and German. /UMTA/

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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Pagination: 342 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0086-78-1Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: MA-06-0086
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM