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The Resource A system at risk : the economics of transportation, Harold W. Worrall

A system at risk : the economics of transportation, Harold W. Worrall

Label
A system at risk : the economics of transportation
Title
A system at risk
Title remainder
the economics of transportation
Statement of responsibility
Harold W. Worrall
Title variation
Economics of transportation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
IG#
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worrall, Harold W
Dewey number
385/.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE203
LC item number
.W67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transportation
  • Transportation and state
  • Railroads
  • Urban transportation
Label
A system at risk : the economics of transportation, Harold W. Worrall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-168)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Synthesis of transportation and economic vitality -- The reign of the automobile -- The relationship of transportation and the economy -- The impact of trucks on the economy -- The interstate highway system -- NAFTA and deregulation -- A theoretical framework -- Information as a catalyst to efficiency -- Comparative national economic data -- Historical perspective, Roman roads -- Historical perspective, Western Europe and Russia -- Eras of transportation in the United States -- The next United States era in transportation -- 2. What is at risk? -- The need for transportation facilities -- The cost of traffic congestion -- The economics of safety -- Gasoline tax, a reducing funding source -- The arrival of the hybrid vehicle -- Accelerating congestion -- The time for action -- The growing global competition -- 3. The global competition -- The European Union -- Variations in electronic toll technology -- E.U. transportation plans -- China -- The United States transportation plan -- 4. Dissecting the challenges of transportation -- Pricing transportation and the gasoline tax -- Matching transportation funding and needs -- A theoretical framework for transportation -- Urban passenger travel -- Urban freight movement -- Rural passenger transportation -- Rural freight -- Secure freight movement and transportation efficiency -- Fund allocation and efficiency in transportation -- Organizational arrangements -- Political agendas -- 5. Possible prescriptions for improvement -- Incremental or major change -- Transitioning from the gasoline tax -- Modifying public sector organizations -- The role of the private sector -- Establishment of direct user fees -- Opportunity costs and direct user fees -- Improving transportation funding methods -- Organizational issues -- Leadership of quasi-public organizations -- Corridor preservation -- Business and technological context of direct user pricing -- Inadequacy of the gasoline tax -- A prescription for urban passenger travel -- A prescription for urban freight mobility -- A prescription for rural freight mobility -- A prescription for rural passenger travel -- Prescription summary -- 6. The political will to lead -- The role of the media -- The appointment process -- The election timeline -- Political aspects of transportation funding -- Public perception -- Campaign finance -- Earmarking funds -- The political decision making process -- The role of the politician
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780595673988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm69903884
  • (OCoLC)69903884
Label
A system at risk : the economics of transportation, Harold W. Worrall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-168)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Synthesis of transportation and economic vitality -- The reign of the automobile -- The relationship of transportation and the economy -- The impact of trucks on the economy -- The interstate highway system -- NAFTA and deregulation -- A theoretical framework -- Information as a catalyst to efficiency -- Comparative national economic data -- Historical perspective, Roman roads -- Historical perspective, Western Europe and Russia -- Eras of transportation in the United States -- The next United States era in transportation -- 2. What is at risk? -- The need for transportation facilities -- The cost of traffic congestion -- The economics of safety -- Gasoline tax, a reducing funding source -- The arrival of the hybrid vehicle -- Accelerating congestion -- The time for action -- The growing global competition -- 3. The global competition -- The European Union -- Variations in electronic toll technology -- E.U. transportation plans -- China -- The United States transportation plan -- 4. Dissecting the challenges of transportation -- Pricing transportation and the gasoline tax -- Matching transportation funding and needs -- A theoretical framework for transportation -- Urban passenger travel -- Urban freight movement -- Rural passenger transportation -- Rural freight -- Secure freight movement and transportation efficiency -- Fund allocation and efficiency in transportation -- Organizational arrangements -- Political agendas -- 5. Possible prescriptions for improvement -- Incremental or major change -- Transitioning from the gasoline tax -- Modifying public sector organizations -- The role of the private sector -- Establishment of direct user fees -- Opportunity costs and direct user fees -- Improving transportation funding methods -- Organizational issues -- Leadership of quasi-public organizations -- Corridor preservation -- Business and technological context of direct user pricing -- Inadequacy of the gasoline tax -- A prescription for urban passenger travel -- A prescription for urban freight mobility -- A prescription for rural freight mobility -- A prescription for rural passenger travel -- Prescription summary -- 6. The political will to lead -- The role of the media -- The appointment process -- The election timeline -- Political aspects of transportation funding -- Public perception -- Campaign finance -- Earmarking funds -- The political decision making process -- The role of the politician
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780595673988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm69903884
  • (OCoLC)69903884

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