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Uniform Title Encyclopedia of transportation (Garrett)
Title Encyclopedia of transportation : social science and policy / Mark Garrett, editor, University of California, Los Angeles
Published Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (4 volumes (xlviii, 1946 pages))
Contents volume 1. A-D -- volume 2. E-M -- volume 3. N-Tr -- volume 4. Tr-Z ; Appendix ; Index
Summary Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book's articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower's modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what's the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert say -- despite the allur -- will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Transportation and state -- Encyclopedias.
Transportation -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author Garrett, Mark Evan, 1955- editor
ISBN 148334651X (electronic bk.)
1483346528 (electronic bk.)
9781483346519 (electronic bk.)
9781483346526 (electronic bk.)
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