To date, transportation planning for high technology has been hampered by lack of specificity (e. g. , what are the high technology air freight sensitive industries? ). The utility of conventional definitions of high technology manufacturing is examined. With the aid of the Commodity Transportation Survey of the Census of Transportation, 1977, a list of high technology, high air freight commodities is obtained. These commodity types, at the five-digit level, prove to be useful for the study of geographic variability in air freight utilization between production areas in the United States. The list is shown to be sufficiently discriminatory to provide a starting point for local planning of air freight demand by high technology manufacturing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Transportation Research Record|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering