Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth

Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth

Olga V. Smirnova (East Carolina University, USA)
Release Date: February, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 309|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7396-8
ISBN13: 9781522573968|ISBN10: 1522573968|EISBN13: 9781522573975|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522591443


Long-term economic growth and increasing vehicle congestion is creating a greater demand for efficient and safe transportation. The high cost of maintaining and fixing pre-existing infrastructure is leading the industry to realize that sustainable long-term transportation planning is needed to keep pace with the growing economy.

Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth examines contemporary transportation issues through the lens of various modes of transportation while also focusing on the importance of sustainability, urban planning, and funding. The book covers the topics of sustainability and climate change, public management and planning, financing of transportation infrastructure, and revenue and spending issues facing modern transportation infrastructure. It is ideally designed for engineers, planners, government officials, transportation specialists, legislators, researchers, academicians, students, and industry professionals seeking current research on sustainable transport systems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate Change Policy
  • Global Aviation
  • Public Management
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Service Efficiency
  • Short Sea Shipping
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tolling Experience
  • Transportation Financing
  • Transportation Planning

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Olga Smirnova, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the MPA program, the Department of Political Science, East Carolina University. Her research interests include green transportation innovations, contracting out, program evaluation, economic development, and performance measurement. Her research appeared in Public Administration Review, Administration and Society, Journal of Public Transportation, State and local Government Review, Journal of Public Procurement, Industrial Relations Journal, American Behavioral Scientist, Public Works Management and Policy, and Municipal Finance Journal.