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Mass motorization + mass transit : An American history and policy analysis

Author: David W Jones
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2010(2008)
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Mass Motorization and Mass Transit examines how the United States became the world's most thoroughly motorized nation and why mass transit has been more displaced in the United States than in any other advanced industrial nation. The book's historical and international perspective provides a uniquely effective framework for understanding both the intensity of U.S. motorization and the difficulties the country will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Jones
ISBN: 9780253221711 0253221714 9780253351524 0253351529
OCLC Number: 824526113
Description: 268 s.
Contents: List of Tables; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Part 1. U.S. Motorization in International Context; 1. Motorization in the United States and Other Industrial Nations; Part 2. U.S. Motorization in Historical Context; 2. Transit's American History, 18801929; 3. The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Pivotal Epoch in U.S. Transportation History; 4. World War II and Its Immediate Aftermath: The End of the Streetcar Era and the Beginnings of the Freeway Era; 5. The Interstate and Pervasive Motorization, 195680; 6. Transit's Conversion to Public Ownership; 7. U.S. Motorization since the OPEC Embargo; 8. The Competitive Difficulties of the U.S. Automakers; Part 3. Evolving Challenges in an Evolved Environment; 9. The Changing Valance of U.S. Motorization; 10. The Road to Sustainable Motorization; 11. Motorization and Sustainability: History and Prospect Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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