Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive Twenty-first Century

Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive Twenty-first Century

by Sam Staley, Adrian Moore


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Traffic congestion is a growing problem and unless policy makers and transportation officials make some dramatic changes, it will rise to unacceptable levels by 2030. In , Sam Staley and Adrian Moore explain the inefficient systems and politics that cause this escalating epidemic, presenting commonsense, high-tech solutions that will ease congestion and its troubling consequences. The book considers transportation policy through the intersection of four crucial and timely elements: global, economic, and cultural competitiveness; urban development trends; demographics; and transportation engineering and design. It sets goals for congestion reduction, outlines performance standards that increase transparency, calls for the redesign of the regional transportation network, and describes sufficient investment in technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742558793
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sam Staley is the director of urban and land use policy at the Reason Foundation. He is also senior fellow at both the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. His books include The Road More Traveled: Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It (Rowman & Littlefield 2006) and Smarter Growth: Market-Based Strategies for Land Use Planning in the 21st Century. Adrian Moore is vice president of research at Reason. He is the coauthor of Curb Rights: A Foundation for Free Enterprise in Urban Transit.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Part 2 Part I. The Congestion Conundrum Chapter 3 Chapter 1. It's the Cars, Stupid! Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Congestion's Relentless Pursuit Part 5 Part II. Mobility and Global Competitiveness Chapter 6 Chapter 3. The Need for Speed Chapter 7 Chapter 4. The Apple of Automobility Chapter 8 Chapter 5. A New Approach to Congestion and Transportation Part 9 Part III. Getting from Here to There Chapter 10 Chapter 6. Eight Steps to Building Road Capacity Chapter 11 Chapter 7. The Missing Link Chapter 12 Chapter 8. Taking System Management Seriously Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Transitioning Transit Part 14 Part IV. Making It Work Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Where's the Beef? Funding Twenty-first Century Mobility Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Charting the Uncharted Chapter 17 Appendix A. Transportation and Climate Change Chapter 18 Appendix B. Land Use and Transportation Choice

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