WorldCat Identities

Wachs, Martin

Works: 234 works in 458 publications in 1 language and 6,915 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HE206.2, 362.63
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Wachs
The option of an oil tax to fund transportation and infrastructure by Keith Crane( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper raises key issues associated with using an oil tax to fund U.S. transportation infrastructure, identifies the decisions Congress would need to make in designing such a tax, and outlines some of the likely implications of adopting an oil tax. In 2009, federal spending on surface-transportation infrastructure outpaced federal tax revenues on gasoline and diesel fuel. Increasing fuel efficiency results in less money spent buying fuel, so real revenue generated from these taxes has declined. This paper investigates using a percentage tax on crude oil and imported refined petroleum products consumed in the United States to fund U.S. transportation infrastructure. Such a tax could simplify the tax system by replacing several existing taxes used to finance transportation with a single, upstream tax that could be adjusted automatically to fully fund appropriated expenditures on transportation and transfer external costs associated with producing and consuming oil from the general public to oil producers and consumers. It would spread the burden of these external costs across all users of petroleum products, help fund national security expenditures employed to safeguard sources and sea-lanes used to import oil, and might be more politically palatable than raising existing motor-fuel taxes. The paper provides revenue estimates based on different potential oil tax rates at various oil prices, then matches potential revenues to estimates of transportation expenditure needs. It also estimates the aggregate external costs associated with producing and consuming oil
Mileage-based user fees for transportation funding : a primer for state and local decisionmakers by Paul Sorensen( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This primer presents some promising and innovative mileage fee system designs and transition strategies. For states or localities that are just beginning to consider the idea of mileage fees, awareness of these strategies can help determine whether shifting from fuel taxes to mileage fees merits further consideration. For jurisdictions already engaged in detailed assessments of mileage fees, these concepts can help refine system design ⁰́₄ with the ultimate aim of reducing costs and building public support
A federal role in freight planning and finance by Sandra Rosenbloom( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph describes a federal freight policy designed to address growing challenges faced by the U.S. freight network in an environment dominated by declining revenues and public resistance to increasing taxes. The strategy is based on the use of benefit-cost analysis to not only calculate the overall benefits of a project but also disaggregate project costs and benefits by location, stakeholder, and level of government. The approach rejects the notion that the federal government should automatically pay the major cost of a freight project; instead, it advocates requiring identifiable beneficiaries to pay a share of project costs proportionate to the benefits they receive, while identifying important spillover costs and benefits. The approach also rejects the view that the federal commitment should always be limited to costs that local and state participants cannot or will not cover; instead, the authors describe steps to determine when federal assistance may be warranted, and how much, based on a project⁰́₉s scope and the benefit it provides to the nation. The authors discuss ways in which the strategy could be efficiently and sustainably funded by increasing and encouraging the use of user-based pricing
Transportation planning on trial : the Clean Air Act and travel forecasting by Mark Evan Garrett( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a decade-long shift in emphasis in regional transportation planning, steadily impacted by politics and planning commissions, environmental impact studies, and national, state and local legislation, the authors interpret and explain the meaning of the transportation planning process in the United States today. The book focuses on the interrelations between federal legislation, the judicial process and transportation planning, particularly in light of two important landmark federal acts - The Clean Air Act of 1990 and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. The reperc
Ethics in planning by Martin Wachs( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some planners limit discussions of ethics to simple, though important, questions about the propriety of their daily activities. This approach to ethics restricts discussion of professional ethics to the propriety of everyday social and professional relationships. It ignores the broader ethical content of planning practice, methods, and policies. While narrow definitions of ethical behavior can easily preoccupy public officials and professional associations, they divert attention from more profound moral issues. Martin Wachs argues that ethical issues are implicit in nearly all planning decisions. For illustrative and educational reasons, it is useful to divide ethics in planning into four distinct categories. The first category includes the moral implications of bureaucratic practices and rules of behavior regarding clients and supervisors. The second category includes ethical judgments which planners make in exercising their "administrative discretion." More complex, and represented by a third category, are the moral implications of methods and the ethical content of criteria built into planning techniques and models. The final type represents the basic choices which society makes - those inherent in the consideration of major policy alternatives. Ethics in Planning contains a variety of representative papers to capture the current state of thinking. This book will be important as a text for survey classes in professional ethics given by university planning programs. It should also supplement short courses in planning ethics for practicing professionals and provide source materials for discussions of planning ethics sponsored by local chapters of the American Planning Association and similar organizations. It gathers together exemplary and critical works, thus it will also interest individual planners in a field that only continues to grow in recognition and importance."--Provided by publisher
Transportation for the elderly : changing lifestyles, changing needs by Martin Wachs( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Car and the city : the automobile, the built environment, and daily urban life by Martin Wachs( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recent television documentary asked half a dozen centenarians what they remembered as the most exciting moments of their lives. Without hesitating, each of them mentioned their first automobile ride among two or three of their most prominent memories. When asked what development had changed daily life the most in the century through which they had lived, all six mentioned the automobile. Despite its importance, the automobile is the subject of surprisingly little intellectual inquiry. In The Car and the City, twenty distinguished authors--architects, designers, historians, sociologists, psychologists, and urban planners--analyze the influence the automobile has had on daily urban life and offer speculations about its future. The result is a fascinating study on the many ways in which urban life and the automobile are intertwined. Historians Sam Bass Warner, Jr., James J. Flink, and Mark S. Foster; journalist John B. Jackson; feminist planner Sandra Rosenbloom; and urbanist Melvin M. Webber are just a few of the foremost authorities who together provide a valuable interdisciplinary perspective on urban development and change
Factors affecting the incidence of bus crime in Los Angeles by Ned Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forecasting transportation revenue sources : survey of state practices by Martin Wachs( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 479: Forecasting Transportation Revenue Sources: Survey of State Practices documents current and proposed forecasting methodologies, as well as shortcomings of methods as reported by state departments of transportation (DOTs). The report also includes information about the types of revenue being forecasted, and how satisfied DOTs have been by the accuracy of their projections." -- Publisher's description
Determining the future mobility needs of the elderly : development of a methodology by Martin Wachs( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determining the future mobility needs of the elderly : development of a methodology( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of psychological needs in mass transit by C Tehan( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transportation challenges for the new Administration : key perspectives of past DOT Secretaries by Liisa Ecola( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 29, 2009, the RAND Corporation hosted a panel discussion with three former U.S. Secretaries of Transportation [William T. Coleman, Jr., James H. Burnley IV, and Rodney Slater]. This wide-ranging discussion, held the week after President Barack Obama's inauguration and during the congressional debate over the stimulus package (eventually passed as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), allowed the former secretaries to share their insights into transportation policymaking"--Preface
Transportation patterns and needs of the elderly population in Los Angeles by Berkeley University of California( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transportation pricing and finance options for California by Brian D Taylor( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this research project was to conduct research on the merits, costs and application potential of various transportation pricing approaches, to better inform decision makers and the public about transportation financing/pricing option in California. The research emphasis will be on processes and techniques by which pricing can be made acceptable to public officials and lay citizens in California. Through rigorous analysis and the development of accessible resource materials, this work will support better public policymaking in California related to transportation finance, congestion management, and transportation pricing. The concept of "congestion pricing" has been the subject of lively intellectual debates in the field of transportation since 1920. Economic theory suggests that variable tolls can influence travel decisions so that roads are more efficiently utilized. While economists have vigorously promoted congestion tolls for years, wary politicians and interest groups, including automobile clubs and trucking associations, have usually coolly received congestion-pricing proposals. The situation has changed rapidly during the past decade, however, and roadway pricing is now seen by an increasing number of stakeholders as an important dimension of future transportation policy. There are several reasons for the recent shift in attitudes, including changes in circumstances facing transportation decision makers and fundamental changes in the nature of pricing proposals themselves
Environmental justice & transportation : a citizen's handbook by Shannon Cairns( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental justice is an increasingly important element of policymaking in transportation and is fundamentally about fairness toward the disadvantaged, often addressing the exclusion of racial and ethnic minorities from decisionmaking. This handbook is intended to help those who are new to transportation decision processes influence how environmental justice is incorporated into decisions about transportation policy and projects. Various approaches to environmental justice are discussed, along with steps in the planning process when citizen involvement is particularly effective, suggestions for how environmental justice can be included in a project, and legal requirements for environmental justice implementation
Evaluation of alternative market segmentations for transportation planning by Gregory C Nicolaidis( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of engineering projects using perceptions of and preferences for project characteristics by Martin Wachs( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local impact evaluation in the design of large scale urban systems by Barclay Hudson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulating traffic by controlling land use : the Southern California experience by Martin Wachs( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.04 for The option ... to 0.77 for Environmen ...)

The option of an oil tax to fund transportation and infrastructure
Transportation planning on trial : the Clean Air Act and travel forecastingEthics in planningFactors affecting the incidence of bus crime in Los AngelesTransportation challenges for the new Administration : key perspectives of past DOT Secretaries
English (121)