An important function of the Transportation Research Board is the stimulation of research toward the solution of problems facing the transportation industry. One of the techniques employed by technical committees in support of this function is the identification of problems and the development and dissemination of research problem statements. The aim of this activity is to provide guidance to financial sponsors such as governmental agencies, research institutions, industry, the academic community, and others in allocating scarce funds and manpower to the solution of transportation problems. The Group 2 Council endorses this activity and has established a Standing Committee on Research Needs to provide guidance and direction to its committees and to coordinate their efforts. The problem statements in this circular represent a composite of efforts by forty-seven of the Group's committees. They should not be considered an all inclusive recognition of research needs within the scope of Group 2's activities. Since many of the statements may touch upon the scopes of several other elements of the Board, the circular is being distributed to a wide range of interest areas.

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  • Accession Number: 00193804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM