Transport Beyond Oil

Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future

  • John L. Renne
  • Billy Fields

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction Moving from Disaster to Opportunity

    1. John L. Renne, Billy Fields
      Pages 1-8
  3. Petroleum Consumption Impacts and Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Deborah Gordon, David Burwell
      Pages 11-30
    3. Neil Sipe, Jago Dodson
      Pages 31-50
    4. Robert B. Noland, Christopher S. Hanson
      Pages 70-85
    5. Deron Lovaas, Joanne R. Potter
      Pages 86-104
  4. Transportation and Oil Dependence: A Modal Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Projjal K. Dutta
      Pages 126-140
    3. Petra Todorovich, Edward Burgess
      Pages 141-160
    4. Simon McDonnell, Jie Jane Lin
      Pages 161-177
    5. Kevin Mills
      Pages 178-187
  5. Moving Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Jeffrey Kenworthy
      Pages 244-264
    3. Billy Fields, John L. Renne, Kevin Mills
      Pages 291-302
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 127-164

About this book


Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. That means that the national oil addiction and all its consequences, from climate change to disastrous spills to dependence on foreign markets, can be greatly reduced by changing the way we move. In Transport Beyond Oil, leading experts in transportation, planning, development, and policy show how to achieve this fundamental shift.

The authors demonstrate that smarter development and land-use decisions, paired with better transportation systems, can slash energy consumption. John Renne calculates how oil can be saved through a future with more transit-oriented development. Petra Todorovitch examines the promise of high-speed rail. Peter Newman imagines a future without oil for car-dependent cities and regions. Additional topics include funding transit, freight transport, and nonmotorized transportation systems. Each chapter provides policy prescriptions and their measurable results.

Transport Beyond Oil delivers practical solutions, based on quantitative data. This fact-based approach offers a new vision of transportation that is both transformational and achievable.


Economics Infrastructure Mass transit Oil Transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • John L. Renne
    • 1
  • Billy Fields
    • 2
  1. 1.Transportation InstituteUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.College of Liberal Arts Department of Political Science UAC 332Texas State University-San MarcosSan MarcosUSA

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