Societal and Economic Factors
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2067 includes 18 papers that explore the effects of socioeconomic status on hurricane disaster relief plans, inadequate transportation as a barrier to community involvement, mode choice of sociodemographic groups, geographic and demographic profiles of morning peak-hour commuters on highways, environmental justice for low-income and minority communities adjacent to ports, and urban road pricing impact on low-income car drivers. This issue of the TRR also examines the attitude differences of men and women toward transportation, driver frustration with bicyclists and pedestrians, gender and travel behavior, impact of climate change on transportation and the economy, economic impact of traffic incidents on businesses, highway-induced development in metropolitan areas, and endogenous regional economic growth through transportation investment. In addition, this TRR includes a comparison of rail transit benefits for single-family and condominium units, critical steps for enacting cultural change within a state department of transportation, sustainable urban transportation policies for developing countries, indicators for sustainable transportation planning, and sustainable road systems.
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