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Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future

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Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. That means that the national oil addiction and all its consequences, from climate change to disastrous spills to dependence on foreign markets, can be greatly reduced by changing the way we move. In Transport Beyond Oil, leading experts in transportation, planning, development, and policy show how to achieve this fundamental shift.

 

The authors demonstrate that smarter development and land-use decisions, paired with better transportation systems, can slash 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 imagines a future without oil for car-dependent cities and regions. Additional topics include funding transit, freight transport, and nonmotorized 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 transportation that is both transformational and achievable.

About the Author

John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP, is Director of the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans.  He is also Managing Director of The TOD Group, LLC. John lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Billy Fields, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Where Have we Come from? Where Are we Going? Interstate 2.0 

Gil Charmichael

 Acknowledgements

 

Introduction: Moving from Disaster to Opportunity: Transitioning the Transportation Sector from Oil-Dependence 

John Renne and Billy Fields

Part 1 Petroleum Consumption Impacts and Trends 

Chapter 1: The Role of Transportation in Driving Climate Disruption

Debbie Gordon and David Burwell

Chapter 2: Oil Vulnerability in the American City 

Neil Sipe and Jago Dodson

Chapter 3: Full Cost Analysis of Petroleum Consumption 

Todd Litman

Chapter 4: How Does Induced Travel Affect Sustainable Transportation Policy? 

Robert Noland and Christopher Hanson

Chapter 5: Bending the Curve:  How Reshaping U.S. Transportation Can Influence Carbon Demand

Deron Lovaas and Joanne Potter

Part 2 Transportation and Oil Dependence: A Modal Analysis  

Chapter 6: Public Transportation as a Solution to Oil Dependence 

Bradley Lane

Chapter 7: Taking the Car Out of Carbon: Mass Transit and Emission Avoidance 

Projjal Dutta

Chapter 8: High-Speed Rail and Reducing Oil Dependence  

Petra Todorovich and Edward Burgess

Chapter 9: The Challenges and Benefits of Using Biodiesel in Freight Railways 

Simon McDonnell and Jie (Jane) Lin

Chapter 10: Healthy, Oil-Free Transportation: The Role of Walking and Bicycling in Reducing Oil Dependence 

Kevin Mills

Chapter 11: Building an Optimized Freight Transportation System 

Alan Drake

Part 3 Moving Forward 

Chapter 12: Imagining a Future Without Oil for Car Dependent Cities and Regions 

Peter Newman

Chapter 13: The Pent-Up Demand for Transit-Oriented Development and Its Role in Reducing Oil Dependence 

John Renne

Chapter 14: Deteriorating or Improving?: Transport Sustainability Trends in Global Metropolitan Areas  

Jeffrey Kenworthy

Chapter 15: Policy Implications of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: Redefining the Transportation Solution 

Billy Fields and Tony Hull

Chapter 16: From Potential to Practice: Building a National Policy Framework for Transportation Oil Reduction  

Billy Fields, John Renne and Kevin Mills

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781610910439
Author:
Renne, John L. (edt)
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Lovaas, Deron
Author:
Noland, Robert
Author:
Lin, Jie (Jane)
Author:
Fields, Billy
Author:
Lane, Bradley W.
Author:
Todorovich, Petra E.
Author:
Litman, Todd
Author:
Hanson, Christopher
Author:
Potter, Joanne R.
Author:
Drake, Alan Sanford
Author:
Renne, John L.
Author:
Dutta, Projjal K.
Author:
McDonnell, Simon
Author:
Gordon, Deborah
Author:
Todorovich Messick, Petra E.
Author:
Kenworthy, Jeffrey
Author:
Hull, Anthony Charles
Author:
Burwell, David Gates
Author:
Mills, Kevin
Author:
Dodson, Jago
Author:
Carmichael, Gilbert E.
Author:
Petra E. Todorovich Messick
Author:
Newman, Peter
Author:
Burgess, Edward
Author:
Sipe, Neil
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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