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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 Garcia 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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Dr Karen Lucas is a Senior Research Fellow with the Transport Studies Group at the University of Westminster. She recently acted as a policy advisor to the Government's Social Exclusion Unit to address the issue of access to transport in the UK. She is also a member of the US Transport Research Board's Environmental Justice Task Force.


"This timely and informative book is unique in addressing issues of social exclusion and distributive justice in transportation from a comparative perspective. It contains introductory material useful in teaching and more advanced case studies useful in research and advocacy work. It should be read by anyone seriously interested in the subject." Martin Wachs, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley "With both transport and poverty and social exclusion at the top of the current political agenda, this highly topical book fulfils a pressing need for a publication that spans the transport and social policy fields." Chris Banister, School of Planning and Landscape, The University of Manchester

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