EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF U. S. FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION ADVANCES ON HIGHWAY REQUIREMENTS

PART OF A NINE-PHASE PROGRAM, THE OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH WERE TO IDENTIFY RECENT AND FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, LEGAL, REGULATORY, AND SOCIAL ADVANCES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN U. S. FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION; TO EVALUATE QUALITATIVELY THE EFFECTS OF SUCH ADVANCES AND DEVELOPMENTS ON HIGHWAY USE AND HIGHWAY REQUIREMENTS. STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON RECENT TRENDS IN MOTOR FREIGHT AND THE OTHER FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION MODES ARE EXAMINED, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN TRUCKING IS ANALYZED ALONG WITH POSSIBLE FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO PRODUCTIVITY CHANGES. RECENT AND POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGICAL, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS HAVING POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON HIGHWAY PLANNING ARE IDENTIFIED AND EVALUATED. IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHWAY PLANNING ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF LOCATION OF HIGHWAY DEMAND, HIGHWAY DESIGN, HIGHWAY USE, AND TOTAL FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION DEMAND AND MODAL SHARE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RES PHASES 1&2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025
  • Authors:
    • Miller, V E
    • Bartsch, M W
    • Davenport, S J
    • Delaney, W W
    • Ellis, H B
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

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  • Pagination: 240 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM