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Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Narrated By: Heather Henderson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2015

Duration: 11 hours 16 minutes

Summary:

Americans are stuck. We live with travel delays on congested roads, shipping delays on clogged railways, and delays on repairs, project approvals, and funding due to gridlocked leadership. These delays affect us all, whether you are a daily commuter, a frequent flyer, an entrepreneur, an online shopper, a job seeker, or a community leader. If people can't move, if goods are delayed, and if information networks can't connect, then economic opportunity deteriorates and social inequity grows.

We have been stuck for too long, writes Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author Rosabeth Moss Kanter. In Move, Kanter visits cities and states across the country to tackle our challenges-and reveal solutions-on the roads and rails, and in our cities, skies, and the halls of Washington, DC. We meet a visionary engineer and public servant spearheading an underwater tunnel in Miami to streamline port operations and redirect constant traffic from the city center. We see mayors partnering with large corporations and nimble entrepreneurs to unveil parking apps, bike-sharing programs, and seamless Wi-Fi networks in greener, more vibrant, more connected cities. And we learn about much-needed efforts-such as dynamic tolls on highways and fees based on vehicle miles traveled-to reduce our dependence on the outmoded gasoline tax in our new electric car age.

It all adds up to a new vision for American mobility, where local leaders shape initiatives without waiting for Congress to act, and ambitious companies partner with governments to tackle projects that serve the public good, create jobs, and improve quality of life while providing healthy sources of investment. With unique insight and unrivaled expertise, Kanter gives us a sweeping look across America, revealing the innovative projects, vital leaders, and bold solutions that are moving our transportation infrastructure toward a cleaner, faster, and more prosperous future.

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    This book is an excellent introduction to the world of transportation and infrastructure. It explains the problems affecting an outdated and overused infrastructure system and highlights organizations and individuals dedicated to building the roadways, transit systems and bridges of the future. If you are involved in the transportation industry or interested in understanding the DOT's need for massive funding for future projects, this is a MUST READ.

Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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