From the drastic environmental impact of the proposed Hidrovia project in South America to the sensitive issues in modernizing South Africa's apartheid cities, issues surrounding transportation have become highly contentious and politicized in recent years. At the center of this debate lies the common understanding that transportation is a key factor for development to occur. "Transport and Development in the Third World" is the first book to discuss the relationship between transportation and development at an introductory level. A balanced review of transport provision and the development process in the Third World, this volume also incorporates comparative analyses between the developed and the developing worlds: car ownership in Kentucky and Korea, or public transport in Singapore and Los Angeles. Coverage of recent trends includes improved physical infrastructure, increasing bicycle usage, and the growth of civil aviation.