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Automation systems for highway organizations : proceedings of the Western Summer Meeting

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board. Western Summer Meeting; Texas. Highway Department.; University of Texas at Austin. College of Engineering.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Highway Research Board, Division of Engineering, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences--National Academy of Engineering, 1972.
Series: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board), 128.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Special Report contains the technical papers and prepared discussions presented at the Highway Research Board's Summer Meeting, which was held August 16-18, 1971, at Austin, Texas. The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate interest in and advance the use of computer-based automation systems for highway organizations, and emphasis was on establishing communication among various interested disciplines. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board. Western Summer Meeting; Texas. Highway Department.; University of Texas at Austin. College of Engineering.
ISBN: 0309019974 9780309019972
OCLC Number: 393532
Description: v, 128 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Part I: Automated systems --
What is an automated system for highways? --
Why automation systems in highway departments? --
Why do we need coordination of automation systems? --
Computer applications must be manages --
Part II: Highway design systems --
Engineering systems: An overview --
Automated road design --
Texas hydraulic system --
Automation in pavement design and management systems --
Pilot study of the bridge engineering subsystem of ties --
Systems for bid analysis, guardrail, locations, construction scheduling and estimating earthwork quantities --
Part III: Administrative management systems --
Administrative management information systems --
Development of financial management information systems --
Automation accounting budgeting, personnel, and other internal administrative activities --
Automation and its communications vacuum --
Roadblocks to effective management of automation --
Part IV: Highway operations systems --
Automation in traffic operations and highway maintenance --
Automatic traffic operations and maintenance in the Port of New York Authority --
The Los Angeles 42-mile surveillance and control project --
Maintenance management in Oregon --
Part V: Transportation information planning systems --
Planning information systems: An overview --
Development of a data base for biennial national transportation needs reporting --
Information systems related to highway planning --
Programs of the U.S. Bureau of the Census related to highway planning --
Developing a statewide highway data base in Texas --
Part VI: Summary --
Where do we go from here with automation systems? --
Sponsorship of this special report.
Series Title: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board), 128.
Responsibility: sponsored by the Highway Research Board and co-sponsored by the Texas Highway Department and the College of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, August 16-18, 1971, Austin, Texas.

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This Special Report contains the technical papers and prepared discussions presented at the Highway Research Board's Summer Meeting, which was held August 16-18, 1971, at Austin, Texas. The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate interest in and advance the use of computer-based automation systems for highway organizations, and emphasis was on establishing communication among various interested disciplines. The meeting was structured to present and discuss only those systems currently being used or in the process of being implemented. The papers fall into 5 general categories.

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