Program on Advanced Technology for the Highway (PATH)

by Robert E. Parsons, Univ of California, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


This paper describes a program of research, development and demonstration of advanced technologies for the automobile/highway system created in California, under the general direction of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The Program on Advanced Technology for the Highway or PATH will center on relief of traffic congestion, air pollution, parking and cleaner energy for transportation. Current funding commitments from the U.S. Department of Transportation (FHWA and UMTA) and Caltrans total approximately $8 million. This provides the initial component of funding in a $44 million R&D effort, the goal being to advance highway electrification, automation and navigation technologies to a level of technological maturity.

Subject Headings: Highway and road design | Air traffic | Highways and roads | Financing | Intelligent transportation systems | Air pollution | Electric power | Parking facilities | California | United States

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