MASS TRANSIT AND THE POLITICS OF TECHNOLOGY: A STUDY OF BART AND THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

This is a book about the political consequences of technological choice. The substantive portion of the book deals with two public transit agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The author is more concerned, however, with the issues of politics and technology than with those of transportation. This is, therefore, a book about how two different technologies coping with transportation problems can produce significantly different consequences. The intention is to demonstrate how proposals for large-scale technological systems, such as BART, have social and political consequences that were neither intended nor anticipated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Praeger Publishers, Incorporated

    111 Fourth Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10003
  • Authors:
    • Zwerling, S
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00081628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1981 12:00AM