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By Transportation Metaphors

Abstract

From behind the wheel, we may see only a fraction of the many people, organizations and efforts that go into funding, planning, designing and maintaining the roads beneath us. On occasion we see construction workers in orange vests or maintenance crews mowing grass in the medians. But look behind the curtain and you will see a vast and diverse set of professionals from all disciplines work at all levels of government and private enterprise, making the decisions and setting the policies that determine where, when and how you and I get around. There are also several professional and industry associations that represent the private sector making their living from road building and making important decisions at the national policy level through aggressive lobbying. To effectively influence those decisions and policies, conservationists need to have a greater understanding of the many players involved

Topics: 3 Manages and operates local roads, streets, bridges, and a
Year: 2011
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