Beyond telecommuting

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Although there has been considerable discussion about how telecommunications will affect the demand for transportation, most studies have focused on substituting telecommunications for transportation. For example, telephone and video conferencing can replace travel for meetings; electronic mail can replace postal service. More importantly, people can telecommute part-time or full- time using telecommunications instead of traveling to work. There are many other examples of reducing or eliminating travel by telecommunicating, but what may not be obvious is how telecommunications stimulates travel. As the volume of telecommunications traffic increases, travel has been stimulated in a number of important ways. Increased telecommunications has ... continued below

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Loken, S. C. & Niles, J. May 1996.

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  • Loken, S. C. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
  • Niles, J. Global Telematics, Seattle, WA (United States)

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Although there has been considerable discussion about how telecommunications will affect the demand for transportation, most studies have focused on substituting telecommunications for transportation. For example, telephone and video conferencing can replace travel for meetings; electronic mail can replace postal service. More importantly, people can telecommute part-time or full- time using telecommunications instead of traveling to work. There are many other examples of reducing or eliminating travel by telecommunicating, but what may not be obvious is how telecommunications stimulates travel. As the volume of telecommunications traffic increases, travel has been stimulated in a number of important ways. Increased telecommunications has fostered economic growth that has, in turn, increased travel. With increased use of telecommunications, people move farther apart so economic and social trips become, on the average, longer. to ensure that society continues to benefit from this stimulation, the government will have to devote considerable attention to developing the telecommunications infrastructure and to supporting appropriate telecommunications policy. In particular, governments must learn to allocate resources and attention reasonably to ensure that systems support economic and social growth.

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  • ISATA: 29. international symposium on automotive technology and automation: dedicated conference on electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, Florence (Italy), 2-6 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96013802
  • Report No.: LBNL--38873
  • Report No.: CONF-960629--3
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 281701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672366

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Loken, S. C. & Niles, J. Beyond telecommuting, article, May 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672366/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.