Professor Barbara Richardson, in a recent issue of Transportation Quarterly, suggested very strongly the need for the establishment of a new field of study and method of analysis to be known as Transportation Ethics. This new discipline was needed, she wrote, to recognize the impact of proposed changes in the transportation system upon elements without our society, and to ensure equity in the distribution of the benefits and the allocation of the harms that together make up that impact. As an ethicist, the author totally supports her intent. He believes that there is very considerable promise in her proposal, but it will take a joint effort and extensive thought to combine the rights and duties of ethics with the benefits and harms of transportation policy choice and system design in a readily workable decision format.


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  • Pagination: p. 23-33
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  • Accession Number: 00721176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 1996 12:00AM