A comprehensive update, the fourth edition of this leading text features numerous chapters by new authors addressing the latest trends and topics in the field. The book presents the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need in order to engage with today's pressing urban transportation policy issues. Coverage encompasses passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the local and regional transportation planning process; and questions related to public transit, land use, social equity and environmental justice, energy consumption, air pollution, transportation finance, sustainability, and more. Among the student-friendly features are special-topic boxes delving into key issues and 87 instructive figures, including eight color plates. New to This Edition *Extensively revised coverage of information and communication technologies, urban freight, travel behaviors, and regional transportation planning. *Engaging discussions of current topics: smartphone travel tracking, Uber, car and bike sharing, food deserts, biofuels, and more. *Heightened focus on climate change. *Reflects over a decade of policy changes, technological advances, and emergent ideas and findings in the field. *Most of the figures and special-topic boxes are new.
I. Setting the Scene 1. Introducing Urban Transportation, Susan Hanson 2. The Geography of Urban Freight, Laetitia Dablanc & Jean-Paul Rodrigue 3. Transportation and Urban Form: Stages in the Spatial Evolution of the American Metropolis, Peter O. Muller 4. Impacts of Information and Communication Technology, Giovanni Circella & Patricia L. Mokhtarian II. Planning for Movement within Cities 5. Theories and Models in Transportation Planning, Harvey J. Miller 6. Regional Transportation Planning, Gian-Claudia Sciara & Susan Handy 7. Land Use, Travel Behavior, and Disaggregate Travel Data, Marlon G. Boarnet III. Policy Issues 8. Mass Transit, Lisa Schweitzer 9. Land Use Impacts of Transportation Investments, Genevieve Giuliano & Ajay Agarwal 10. The Geography of Urban Transportation Finance, Brian D. Taylor 11. Transportation and Environmental Impacts and Policy, Scott Le Vine & Martin Lee-Gosselin 12. Transportation and Energy, David L. Greene 13. Social Equity and Urban Transportation, Evelyn Blumenberg 14. Looking to the Future, Genevieve Giuliano with Susan Hanson