Transportation Management Systems?The Key to Efficiency

by Anthony R. Kane,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference?Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program


Federal, State, and local governments are under increasing pressure to balance their budgets and cut costs while at the same time respond to public demands for quality services. The current genre of management teaching emphasizes continuous quality improvement and the need to satisfy the customer - transportation users in our case. Add to the picture the real need to invest in America's future. We are left then with a need to manage our current systems as cost-effectively as possible and, invest efficiently in new capacity to satisfy long-run requirements.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Benefit cost ratios | Transportation management | Public transportation | Financial management | Quality control | Public policy

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