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Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future

edited by John L. Renne and Billy Fields
Format
Book
Published
Washington, DC : Island Press, c2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9781610910415, 1610910419, 9781610910439, 1610910435
Summary
"Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. In Transport Beyond Oil, leading experts show how to slash that statistic and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. The authors demonstrate that smarter development and land use decisions, paired with better transportation systems, can dramatically lower energy consumption. John Renne calculates how oil can be saved through a future with more transit-oriented development. Petra Todorovitch examines the promise of high speed rail. Peter Newman envisions 100% oil-free cities through the development of electric-transit, renewable natural gas, and other sustainable energy sources. Additional topics include funding transit, freight transport, and non-motorized transportation systems. Each chapter provides policy prescriptions and their measurable results. Transport Beyond Oil delivers practical solutions, based on quantitative data. This fact-based approach offers a new vision of travel that is both transformational and achievable" --Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Foreword: Where have we come from? Where are we going? / Gilbert E. Carmichael
  • Introduction: Moving from disaster to opportunity : transitioning the transportation section from oil dependence / John L. Renne and Billy Fields
  • Role of transportation in climate disruption / Deborah Gordon and David Burwell
  • Oil vulnerability in the American city / Neil Sipe and Jago Dodson
  • Full cost analysis of petroleum consumption / Todd Litman
  • How does induced travel affect sustainable transportation policy? / Robert B. Noland and Christopher S. Hanson
  • Bending the curve : how reshaping US transportation can influence carbon demand / Deron Lovaas and Joanne R. Potter
  • Public transportation as a solution to oil dependence / Bradley W. Lane
  • Taking the car out of carbon : mass transit and emission avoidance / Projjal K. Dutta
  • High-speed rail and reducing oil dependence / Petra Todorovich and Edward Burgess
  • Challenges and benefits of using biodiesel in freight railways / Simon McDonnell and Jie (Jane) Lin
  • Healthy, oil-free transportation : the role of walking and bicycling in reducing oil dependence / Kevin Mills
  • Building an optimized freight transportation system / Alan S. Drake
  • Imagining a future without oil for car-dependent cities and regions / Peter Newman
  • Pent-up demand for transit-oriented development and its role in reducing oil dependence / John L. Renne
  • Deteriorating or improving? : transport sustainability trends in global metropolitan areas / Jeffrey Kenworthy
  • Policy implications of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program : redefining the transportation solution / Billy Fields and Tony Hull
  • From potential to practice : building a national policy framework for transportation oil reduction / Billy Fields, John L. Renne, and Kevin Mills.
Description
xiii, 320 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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