TECHNOLOGICAL FORECAST: 1975-2000. A DESCRIPTIVE OUTLOOK AND METHOD FOR QUANTITATIVE PREDICTION

The report is divided into two parts. The first part provides a description of expected trends in transportation for both passenger and freight movements for the next 30 years. The second part describes a methodology for forecasting, at an aggregate level of detail and as a function of time value, out of pocket costs and trip distance, the modal split of passengers in a forecast year between 1975-2000. The second part also describes the use of the methodology to examine the probable effects of emphasizing the development of one technology over another. There are also 4 Appendices. Appendix 1 describes a 1965 Passenger Mile Data Base Table, as a function of mode and trip distance. Appendix 2 similarly describes a 1965 Commodity Ton-Mile Data Base Table. Appendix 3 describes the results of a Delphi Forecasting Exercise and Appendix 4 describes the parameters used to define each system used in the modal split.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Analysis and Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Golding, E I
    • Velona, W D
    • POOLE, G
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 369 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1976 12:00AM