Transportation

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Connexions Library

The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
Connexions Library: Transportation Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on transportation.
Dark Age Ahead
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2004
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
Gute Argumente: Verkehr
Seifried, Dieter
Book
1990
Informiert anschaulich and sachlich über die Grundlagen des Verkehrssystems, über the Hintergründe der auto-orientierten Gesleeschaft und uber unweltschonende und wirtschaflich vorteilhafte Alternativ...
How Deregulation Destroyed Canada's Airlines
Skene, Wayne
Book
1995
Skene links the deregulation of Canada's airline industry with layoffs, service disruptions, higher fares, privatization, and bankruptcies.
The Los Angeles Bus Riders Union
Miller, Scott
Article
1997
The Bus Riders Union began as an outgrowth of the Labor/Community Strategy Center's "Equity in Transportation Project," a policy analysis group which to study the transportation problems of the urban ...
Make a Difference: Student Activities for a Better Environment
Ellis, Toni; Scanlan, Tom
Book
Make a Difference is book for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. It provides educational material on a variety of environmental concerns through exercises, charts and tables, illustrations and a glossary...
The New Left in Canada
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1970
A book of essays on the 1960s New Left in Canada, by members of the New Left.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017: Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
Our transportation future
Article
1990
The billions of dollars proposed to be spent on roads would be better invested in electrifying the main rail lines in Canada.
Politics of Transportation
Article
1976
Articles on the role of transportation in Saskatchewan society.
Reclaiming Our Cities & Towns: Better Living with Less Traffic
Engwicht, David
Book
1993
Cars destroy the environment; people should embrace alternative modes of transportation like bycycling and walking to make urban areas safer and enviromentally sound.
Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Engler, Yves; Mugyenyi, Bianca
Book
2011
A global ecological critique of the American automobile addiction.
Transport Policy and the Environment: Six Case Studies
Barde, Jean-Philippe; Button, Kenneth
Book
1990
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Transport Action Canada
Transport 2000 Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan federation of consumer groups and individuals which advocates improved rail passenger, air, bus, marine and urban transportation throughout Canada. ...

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Air Canada Pilots Association
The Air Canada Pilots Association is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the more than 3,000 pilots who fly millions of passengers across Canada and around the world for Air Canada and Air Canada rouge.
Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 28. One of its main goals is to achieve economic unity through the implementation of the free movement of people and goods in or...
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
Freight Management Association of Canada
FMA is "The National Voice of the Shipper." Established in 1916, FMA monitors transportation legislation and regulations and their effects on freight service and pricing by air, marine, rail and truck. FMA lobbies on behalf of the...
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
The IAM is a trade union representing some 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, autoparts, aerospace, autobuses, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and appliance...
International Maritime Organization
Shipping is perhaps the most international of the world's industries, serving more than 90 percent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surr...
The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada
The voice of the Canadian recreation vehicle industry, representing dealers, rental agents, parts and service facilities, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and the final users. A non-profit association to promote professional...
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization whose creation was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of Chin...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

Sources Library

The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Largest Urban Cable Car Soars Over 'Desperate' Commuters of La Paz
Shahriari, Sara
2014
The La Paz region's new cable car system will transform the lives of commuters between La Paz, Bolivia and the mountaintop of El Alto, who currently have to zigzag up the slope in horrible traffic. Bu...
Transportation & Travel Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to transportation in the Sources directory for the media.

From the Connexions Archives

Oeko-Institut
Website
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change.
Transport 2000
Organization
1977
Transport 2000 is a nationally-based citizens' organization devoted to the preservation and advancement of public transportation throughout Canada.
Transport 2000 Canada
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
With roots in Britain and Eurpoe, Transport 2000 is a volunteer consumer movement which began in the early '70s to foster public transportation and rail transit in particular. Website: www.transpor...
Transport Action Canada
Organization
Promoting environmentally-sound transportation options.