The economic and environmental footprints of transportation / Lester B. Lave and W. Michael Griffin -- Public transportation and the environment / Michael D. Meyer -- Transportation and air quality / Mohan M. Venigalla -- The social cost of motor vehicle use in the United States / Mark A. Dulucchi -- Traffic congestion management / Nagui M. Rouphail -- Electric and hybrid vehicle design and performance / Andrew Burke -- Hydraulic hybrid vehicles / Amin Mohaghegh Motlagh [and others] -- Biofuels for transportation / Aaron Smith, Cesar Granda, and Mark Holtzapple -- Life-cycle assessment as a tool for sustainable transportation infrastructure management / Gerardo W. Flintsch -- Pavement and bridge management and maintenance / Sue McNeil -- Impacts of the aviation sector on the environment / Victoria Williams. "Environmentally Conscious Transportation provides a foundation for understanding and implementing methods for reducing the environmental impact of a wide range of transportation modes, from private automobiles (with a separate chapter on biofuels) to heavy trucks and buses to rail and public transportation systems to aircraft." "Environmentally Conscious Transportation is a reference for environmental, civil, transportation, mechanical, and industrial engineers, as well as public policy planners and officials. This book examines the societal costs of transportation in their broadest sense, both environmental and economic. References at the end of each chapter enable you to investigate individual topics in greater depth."--Jacket.