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.
Praeger Publishers, Incorporated111 Fourth Avenue
New York, NY USA 10003
- Zwerling, S
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 159 p.
- TRT Terms: Needs assessment; Public opinion; Rapid transit; Social factors; Socioeconomic factors; Technology
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Subject Areas: Economics; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00081628
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 6 1981 12:00AM