The author views the transportation problem as a problem in social equity. He indicates that the pluralistic nation of specialist has prospered despite extreme geographic separation because transportation and communications technologies have permitted rapid and intimate contact across geography. But the rise of the auto-phone-suburb system, which has so enriched the lives of middle-majority persons, has been relatively impoverishing for persons who are poor and also members of racial minorities. Solving "our most untractable transportation problem," he states, "calls for providing random acces capabilites for the mobility disadvantage". In this sense, the transportation problem is no longer a problem in civil engineering, but it has become instead one of the most difficult problems is social equity. He concludes". If we are to find a way out, it books as though it will be making automobiles and their equivalents available to everyone".

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Urban Transportation Perspectives and Prospects.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle University, Australia

    Department of Community Programmes
    Newcastle, New South Wales 2308,   Australia 

    Eno Transportation Foundation

    P.O. Box 2055, Saugatuck Station
    Westport, CT  United States  06880-0055
  • Authors:
    • Webber, M M
  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Accession Number: 00399695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 987
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM