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Paved Roads & Public Money

Connecticut Transportation in the Age of Internal Combustion

Drawing on a wide array of primary material, Richard DeLuca examines how land, law, and technology have shaped Connecticut and its transportation systems, including aviation, highways, bridges, ferries, steamboats, canals, railroads, electric trolleys, and water ports, in Connecticut and along the multi-state travel corridor from New York to Boston. This well-illustrated book focuses on key events in the development of transportation technology and legislation. It is arranged chronologically, and by highlighting themes from each period shows the implications of state's transportation history on current debates about infrastructure and funding.

About the Author

Richard DeLuca is a writer and former civil engineer who worked in the transportation field for ten years as a state highway planner and regional transportation planner. The first volume of his two-volume series on transportation in Connecticut, Post Roads and Iron Horses: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam, was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2011.

Reviews

"This is a wonderful, and wonderfully readable, study of a subject that is central to our well-being. It is so rich in interesting surprises you almost forget how much in-depth thinking underlies each chapter. A study of transportation in Connecticut from Albert Pope's nineteenth-century bicycle to the deeply stressed multimodal transportation networks of the present, Paved Roads and Public Money provides the historical background we need to make the difficult choices that lie ahead. DeLuca doesn't just describe Connecticans' journey from the past to the present, he outlines the values that must inform our future. Required—and fascinating—reading."—Walter W. Woodward, associate professor of history, University of Connecticut

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