EXTRA, EXTRA/New ideas for fixing the mobility mess
The Washington-based Hudson Institute has introduced a new title to the canon of literature about America’s transportation systems. “Mobility: America’s Transportation Mess and How to Fix It” by Joseph Giglio, professor of strategic management at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business, argues for an overhaul of transportation financing and management. The book proposes an integrated, market-based approach to financing, using technology to offer customers greater choices and replacing the tax-based financing system. It argues for getting away from the notion that highways are free, and describes current and developing technologies that can relieve congestion, improve the environment and reduce the 44,000 fatalities that occur on the nation’s highways every year. To order the $18.95 book, visit www.hudson.org.