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Published by National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Traffic flow -- Congresses.,
  • Highway capacity -- Congresses.,
  • Traffic surveys -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

StatementTransportation Research Board, National Research Council.
SeriesTransportation research record ;, 905
ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board., National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board. Group 3--Operation and Maintenance of Transportation Facilities.
LC ClassificationsTE7 .H5 no. 905, HE336.T7 .H5 no. 905
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 174 p. :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3175034M
ISBN 100309035198
LC Control Number83017412

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