The Influence of Communications on Transportation in the Future

Report No: 84-R46

Published in 1984

About the report:

The report examines the influences of communication on transportation from various points of view. First, the historical influences are discussed as they occurred in the United States between 1776 and the present. Second, probable influences to the year 2010 are presented. Third, the influences are examined through responses to a questionnaire obtained from people in three types of cities. Fourth, influences are described as seen from an individual's perspective. Fifth, influences are discussed from a regional point of view. Finally, influences are presented as they are likely to occur in Virginia in the future. The conclusion reached is that new communication systems will, in general, reduce transportation demands as compared to demands without these systems, although in some situations they will increase transportation demands.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Last updated: January 17, 2024

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