Paved Roads & Public Money: Connecticut Transportation in the Age of Internal Combustion
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Richard DeLuca. Wesleyan University Press 2021, 245 p.
Drawing on a wide array of primary material, civil engineer Richard DeLuca examines how land, law, and technology have shaped Connecticut and its transportation systems, including aviation, roads, 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, highlighting themes from each period, showing the implications of state’s transportation history on the ongoing debates around infrastructure and funding.