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Infrastructure Sustainability and Design by Daniel Schodek, Stephen J. Ramos, Andreas Georgoulias, Spiro N. Pollalis

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Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

Susannah Kerr adler, Meg Cederoth, Katherine Henderson, and Scott Snelling

PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF

Introduction: Defining Sustainable Transportation

This chapter focuses on the practical application of sustainability goals and principles in three areas of transportation infrastructure: 1) roads and highways; 2) inter-city passenger and freight rail systems (railroads); and 3) intra-city transit systems, including rail and bus (transit).1 While each of these transportation modes has its own specific definitions and practices around sustainability, some goals are common. These goals, outlined in Table 10.1, provide important clarification for this industry beyond the general definitions of sustainability. ...

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