Transportation Bibliography
This bibliography has been designed for the person in the field who is in need of practical readings on the state of transportation systems in developing countries; guidelines for setting up transport systems in their local area; and pointers to case studies and pilot programs.  The reader level varies from the beginning technical novice to the experienced engineer.
General Readings:
Transport and development in the Third World.
Author: Simon, David
Publication: Routledge (LC 95-40958) (ISBN 0-415-11905-7)
Examines trends in urban and rural transport facilities, needs, and uses, long-distance and intermodal transport, and other issues. Partial contents: Third World transport: the changing situation; Transport and development: exploring the linkages; Rural transport, accessibility and development; The urban transport challenge; Technological change and intermodal competition in long-distance transport; Transport and development: policy and planning into the twenty-first century.

Energy-efficient planning: an annotated bibliography.
Author: Rohwedder, W. J. (Rocky)
Publication: Council Planning Librarians (LC 84-22927) (ISBN 0-86602-141-8)
Contents: Community and bioregional planning; Land use, transportation, and zoning; Site and building design; Landscape design; Third World applications; Bibliographies and directories.

A procedure for estimating transit subsidization requirements for developing countries
Author: Osula, D. O. A. Source: Transportation research. Part A, Policy and practice. 32, no. 8, (1998)

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - A review of fundamentals
Introduction from an underdeveloped ... and technical know-how to ... their dependency on third world ... and Development 6 Transportation Mass Road and ... tuesday/adeola/adeola.pdf

Transportation in Developing Countries: An Overview of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies
AU: Sperling, D; Salon, D

This report explores strategic paths and alternative futures that could break the link between economic and greenhouse gas emission growth in developing countries. Successful efforts underway in some developing countries--examples of which are highlighted in some of the case study reports that contributed to this overview--demonstrate that developing countries can forge a more sustainable transportation future. Is there a single city that can be looked to as a model for others? This report suggests that the answer is "no." There are cities and countries that have embraced innovative and effective strategies, but none represents a universally applicable model or pathway.

Conference: ITE 2001 Annual Meeting and Exhibit
AUTHOR(S): Zietsman, J; Rilett, LR
08/00/2001 , Report No: CD-013
ISBN: 0935403620
Economic, social and environmental problems across the world have given rise to the concept of sustainable development. The objective of sustainable development is to address the economic, social and environmental needs of current and future generations. Sustainable transportation can be viewed as an expression of sustainable development in the transportation sector. For sustainable transportation to be successfully implemented it is essential that the concepts are adequately understood, quantified and applied (1). The focus of this paper is to show how to identify appropriate performance measures for sustainable transportation and how such measures can be quantified with new and innovative technologies. For this research, a corridor in a city of a developed nation and one in a developing nation were selected as test beds.

Case Studies and Pilot Programs:

Using local resources to meet the needs of rural areas.
Author: Veen, Jean de Source: Courier p 37-9 My/Je 1998. ISSN: 1013-7335
Examines approach developed by the International Labor Organization (ILO), involving both the public and private sectors, in improving rural transport infrastructure in developing countries; since the mid-1970s, chiefly.

District road-network planning: lessons from a Nepalese pilot project.
Author: Shrestha, Chandra B. Source: Third World Planning Review 23:347-66 no 4 N 2001
Discusses development and transport infrastructure in rural areas, focusing on Pilot Labor-Based District Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project (PLRP); policy implications.
Financial aspects, land ownership problems, planning strategies, economic development, and decentralization in government.

Land use and transportation policy in a small African city: the example of Greater Banjul.
Author: McGrath, Brendan Source: Third World Planning Review 12:41-57 F 1990 Metropolitan area of Gambia.

Partial contents: The land-use structure of GBA; Existing urban policy; The goals of state and development agencies.

Urban air quality management: coordinating transport, environment, and energy policies in developing countries.
Author: Kojima, Masami; Lovei, Magda Corp Author: Internat. Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Publication: Internat Bank Reconstruction and Development S 2001
World Bank tech. pa. no. 508; Pollution mgt. ser.       Standard No:  ISSN: 0253-7494

Focuses on cost-effective measures that are feasible to implement and can bring measurable results in the short to medium term; 1970s. Also available in print (ISBN 0-8213-4948-1).

Implementation of New Highway Management Tools in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Tanzania
Author: Mushule, N K; Kerali, H R
Transportation research record. no. 1769, (2001): 51 (10 pages)

Additional Info: Transportation Research Board, Commission on Sociotechnical Systems, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences

Potential for Private-Sector Road Maintenance in Developing Countries: Case Studies
Author: Parkman, Christopher C; Madelin, Keith B; Robinson, Richard
Source: Transportation research record. no. 1749, (2001): 1 (8 pages)

Part 2 -- Technology Transfer - Training and Technology Transfer for Low-Volume Roads in Developing Countries
Author: Miles, Derek W J
Source: Transportation research record. no. 1652, (1999): 43 (9 pages)

Part 8 -- Pavement Design and Construction - Design and Evaluation of Very Low-Volume Rural Roads in Developing Countries
Author: Gannon, Colin; Lebo, Jerry
Source: Transportation research record. no. 1652, (1999): 82 (10 pages)

Land Use/Transportation Planning: New Possibilities for Developing and Developed Countries.
Author: Gakenheimer, Ralph Source: Transportation quarterly / XLVII, no. 2, (April 1993): 311

A successful transport scenario for the health sector in developing countries.
Author: Collins CD; Myers G; Nicholson N Source: World Hosp (World hospitals.) 1992; 28(3): 9-14

The role and operation of transport in the health sector in developing countries is important, costly but often taken for granted. This article suggests the need for a fresh look at the policy, planning and management of transport through the analysis of the essential components of a successful transport scenario for health services in developing countries i.e. transport and health planning; transport and organisational responsibility; the role of health sector donors; decision-making and procurement of transport and spares; transport and human resources; monitoring and control of transport and information; maintenance and repair; the budget. The article concludes with a checklist of key questions that may be used in assessing the contribution of transport to the health services.

Conference: Urban Public Transportation Systems. Proceedings of the First International Conference
AUTHOR(S): Bondada, MVA
Sponsored by: American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on Public Transport, Urban Transportation Division
  00/00/2000   ISBN: 0784404984

Countries worldwide are facing problems associated with increased automobile travel. Developing countries are finding that their infrastructure is outdated and insufficient to handle this increase in auto travel and that their foreign exchange reserves are being depleted due to importing oil at high prices. Developed countries are facing increasing congestion, pollution, and unchecked auto travel due to urban sprawl. Transportation engineers, planners, and policymakers in all countries are attempting to encourage and foster greater development and usage of urban public transit as an alternative to auto travel. This publication presents the conference proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineer's First International Conference on Urban Public Transportation Systems, held in Miami, Florida, in March 1999. Transportation professionals from 25 cities worldwide presented papers on: 1) land use, socioeconomic characteristics, and travel patterns; 2) urban transportation systems and the operation and use of these systems by residents; and 3) topics pertaining to their own city's public transit systems.

Building an Environmental Management Information System EMIS): Handbook with Toolkit.
Volume 7 of the SCP Source Book Series. UNCHS & UNEP, December 2000.
This Handbook and Toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on building, implementing and maintaining an EMIS System, based on experience in numerous city applications.

Breathing Clean (PDF file - 251 kb): Considering the Switch to Natural Gas Buses
by Masami Kojima
Published November 2001
ISBN:  0-8213-5040-4 SKU:  15040e

Created by:      G. Lynn Berard
                            Head, Science Libraries
                            Carnegie Mellon University
                             July 2002