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1987

Urban transportation -- Research -- Evaluation

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Appraisal Of University-Based Research In Urban Transportation, Kenneth Dueker, Edward Beimborn, Sheldon Edner Jan 1987

Appraisal Of University-Based Research In Urban Transportation, Kenneth Dueker, Edward Beimborn, Sheldon Edner

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University-based research in transportation, particularly urban transportation is in disarray. This disarray stems from a major decline in research funding in real terms available to universities and from a lack of a consistent policy and practice with respect to research in transportation. As a result, university researchers are pursuing new options for both basic and applied research in transportation. This paper sets forth issues involved in developing university-based research programs in transportation. Particularly, it argues for a more open and peer review based process for a basic transportation research program. This paper provides a context for needed assessment of the ...