The Transportation Experience: Policy, Planning, and Deployment

While most of the transportation systems in Europe and the United States are mature, the rest of the world is still planning, developing, and deploying new systems. The accomplishments and mistakes of the United Kingdom and the United States can teach lessons that may be applied to places where transportation remains immature. This book seeks to understand the genesis of transportation policy in America and the United Kingdom, along with the roles that this policy plays as systems are innovated, deployed, and reach maturity, and how policies might be improved. The book presents case studies of particular transport experiences in rail, road, water and air (with a special emphasis on railroads), and then finds simarilities in all of these experiences with theme analyses that are often bold and unconventional. The book is predicated on the idea that the story of transportation policy can tell what transportation is, does, and might do in the future, and at an even broader level, how society has learned to create, deliver, and operate large, complicated systems.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: 623p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01539172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780199862719
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2014 3:06PM