Transportation, aided by easy geography and fabulous resources, has helped make the U.S. the most affluent and powerful nation on earth. Until recently, personal income and wealth have increased faster than the cost of transportation, particularly the cost of operating an automobile. But the American mobility dream is becoming clouded. While DOT warns that transportation capacity must be doubled over the next two decades, much of the increase may have to come through more efficient use of what we have. This should stimulate diversion of a bigger share of total transportation spending toward public transit, as the expense of roads. Where public investment is concerned, evaluation will become more exacting with cost-benefit analysis of possible alternatives.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Soast, E A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4-30

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  • Pagination: p. 219-231
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  • Accession Number: 00071834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM