Introduction

  • Irwin Altman
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill
  • Peter B. Everett
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 5)

Abstract

The cost of transportation in the United States approximates one-fifth of our gross national product. Furthermore, one of every six individuals is employed directly by transportation industries such as automobile production, traffic control, and highway construction. In a larger sense, virtually all jobs in modern society are dependent on some aspect of transportation; for example, regardless of occupation, almost all of us must travel to and from work. There are also many enterprises that are specifically dependent on transportation systems, such as drive-in banks, large suburban shopping malls, and motels along interstate highways. Thus, the figure of one in six people who are directly employed by the transportation industry underestimates the degree to which we depend on transportation in almost every facet of our lives.

Keywords

Petroleum Transportation Marketing 

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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irwin Altman
    • 1
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill
    • 2
  • Peter B. Everett
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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