EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF U.S. FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION ADVANCES ON HIGHWAY REQUIREMENTS RESEARCH PHASES 1 AND 2

PART OF A NINE-PHASE PROGRAM, THE OBJECTIVES OF RESEARCH PHASES 1 AND 2 WERE (A) TO IDENTIFY RECENT AND FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, LEGAL, REGULATORY, AND SOCIAL ADVANCES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN U.S. FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION, AND (B) TO EVALUATE QUALITATIVELY THE EFFECTS OF SUCH ADVANC 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 ANALYZER 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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025
  • Authors:
    • Miller, V E
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM