publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Essays on Transportation Safety, Economics, and Policy

Scholl, Patricia Lynn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
The rational allocation of transportation resources involves both the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs designed to improve transportation systems, as well as the formulation of policies representing a balance of competing public interests in those systems. Such interests often include: curbing automobile emissions, expanding highway infrastructure, providing affordable transit services for inner-city residents, and extending commuter rail services to sprawling suburban areas. Designing policies that cost-effectively further each these objectives can attenuate the degree of inherent tradeoffs between them and expand the frontier of achievable policy go...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public policy, Transportation planning, Public health, Equity, Governmental Lobbying, Teens, Transportation Policy, Transportation Safety
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