This book is presented in three parts: part 1, The Politics, reviews the postwar history of urban transport policy and advances some propositions for ranking potential innovations according to their political feasibility. Part 2, The Problems, examines the criteria for evaluating the transport system in terms of problems such as energy, air pollution, safety, equity, congestion and urban sprawl. Part 3, The Options, discusses eight broad policy categories in terms of political feasibility and cost effectiveness. The options examined include: highway capacity expansion, the extension of fixed-route services, demand responsive transport, car pooling, traffic priorities for high occupancy vehicles, performance standard regulation for car manufacturers, direct consumer regulation, and price disincentives intended to curtail car travel and/or fuel consumption. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

    55 Haywood Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1493
  • Authors:
    • Altshuler, A
    • Womack, J P
    • Pucher, J R
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 558 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM