Running on empty

Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice.

Edited by Karen Lucas

Running on empty

Edited by Karen Lucas

Distributed for Bristol University Press

320 pages
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781861345691 Published October 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781861345707 Published October 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Running on empty argues that past failure to address fundamental inequalities in the ability of low-income households to access adequate transport has undermined effective delivery of welfare policies in the US and UK; describes the new policies and initiatives being developed to address this oversight; outlines the case for including transport as an area of social policy inquiry, identifying key factors and uses case study examples of practical initiatives from both sides of the Atlantic to draw lessons for future policy and practice. The book is aimed at students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in understanding the social effects of transport policy. The comparison between US and UK policy and practice adds an important new dimension to those familiar with the subject, while its easy-to-read format and well-illustrated case study examples make it an ideal first text for newcomers to the field.
Introduction ~ Karen Lucas

Part One: Setting the context
Locating transport as a social policy problem ~ Karen Lucas
Examining the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the US and UK ~ Kelly Clifton and Karen Lucas

Part Two: The UK perspective
Transport and social exclusion ~ Karen Lucas
Ensuring access and participation in the Liverpool city region ~ Murray Grant
Halton Neighbourhood Travel Team ~ Julian Westwood
BraunstoneBus: a link with the future ~ Mike Preston
A road less travelled: case studies from community transport ~ Martin Jones
Conclusions from the UK experience ~ Karen Lucas

Part Three: The US perspective
Transportation and environmental justice ~ Lori G. Kennedy
Job isolation in the US: narrowing the gap through job access and reverse-commute programs ~ Robert Cervero
Community impact assessment for US17 ~ Anne Morris
Crossroad blues: the MTA Consent Decree and just transportation ~ Robert García and Thomas A. Rubin; 
Women's issues in transportation ~ Stephanie Ortoleva and Marc Brenman
Conclusions from the US experience ~ Karen Lucas

Part Four: Transferring the lessons
Towards a 'social welfare' approach to transport ~ Karen Lucas.
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