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Main Title A look ahead : year 2020 : proceedings of the Conference on Long-Range Trends and Requirements for the Nation's Highway and Public Transit Systems /
Publisher Transportation Research Board, National Research Council,
Year Published 1988
OCLC Number 18740295
ISBN 0309047021; 9780309047029
Subjects Roads--United States--Forecasting--Congresses ; Transportation--United States--Forecasting--Congresses ; Roads--Forecasting ; Transportation--Forecasting ; Transportation planning ; Highway transportation ; Public transit
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCM  HE355.C63 1988 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 01/25/1991
Collation vi, 551 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Conference held in Washington, D.C. on June 22-24, 1988.
Contents Notes
Conference overview: Introduction -- Session summaries -- Observers' comments -- Keynote address: Beyond the millennium: Transportation and the economy -- Session 1: Economic growth and vitality: The role of public infrastructure in the 21st Century -- Session 2: Demographics and life-style: Population and employment change in the United States: Past, present, and future -- Life-style and travel demand -- Session 3: Energy and environment: Transportation energy to the year 2020 -- Environmental considerations in a 2020 transportation plan: Constraints or opportunities? -- Session 4: Patterns of future development: Planning for urban sprawl -- Session 5: Commercial freight transportation: The outlook for commercial freight -- Session 6: Personal mobility: Personal mobility in the United States -- Florida's challenge: Managing explosive growth -- Session 7: New technology and communications: Advanced technologies: Vehicle and automobile guidance -- Technology and the future of transportation: An industrial view -- Session 8: Resources and institutional arrangements: Organizing and funding transportation for 2020 -- Transportation institutions in the year 2020. The objective of the conference was "to identify the nature and level of demand for future highway and public transit services and their role in the nation's future transportation system." The conference, one of the first steps in the Transportation 2020 program effort, provided essential background information on the factors influencing transportation requirements for consideration in other 2020 activities. Each paper was presented at the conference, critiqued by a panel of experts, and discussed in an open forum for greater interaction with conference attendees. Nineteen authors, 32 panelists, and a total of 225 attendees participated. Summaries of the primary discussion topics in each of the eight sessions were abstracted from the resource papers and the open discussions at the conference. They present the conference findings from several perspectives.