An Investigation of the Uses of Videotape in Transportation Operations: Final Report

Report No: 87-R20

Published in 1987

About the report:

The report presents the findings of a survey on the use of video technology in the transportation industry. A search of transportation related publications was performed, and all state transportation departments were asked how videotape was being used to enhance operations. The study revealed that videotape was being used for training, the documentation of research, and traffic studies. Several departments had replaced photolog systems with videolog systems using tape convertible to video laser discs.

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.


  • Gwendolyn Harris, Michael A. Perfater

Last updated: December 30, 2023

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