Asphalt and Politics: A History of the American Highway System

Asphalt and Politics: A History of the American Highway System

by Thomas L. Karnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786442824

ISBN-13: 9780786442829

Pub. Date: 10/14/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

From animal paths to superhighways, transportation has been the backbone of American expansion and growth. This examination of the interstate highway system in the United States, and the forces that shaped it, includes the introduction of the automobile, the Good Roads Movement, and the Lincoln Highway Association. The book offers an analysis of state and federal

Overview

From animal paths to superhighways, transportation has been the backbone of American expansion and growth. This examination of the interstate highway system in the United States, and the forces that shaped it, includes the introduction of the automobile, the Good Roads Movement, and the Lincoln Highway Association. The book offers an analysis of state and federal road funding, modern road-building options, and the successes and failures of the current highway system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442829
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/14/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Good Roads 5

2 Where There Is No Road 16

3 The Lincoln Highway Association 29

4 The Military Complex 42

5 The Consequences 70

6 The Congress 82

7 Pie in the Sky 100

8 Tales from a Few Cities 114

9 The Brass 121

10 Dollars 132

11 Innovative Highway Financing 142

12 Congestion Pricing 153

13 The Private Sector 163

14 L'Envoi 174

Epilogue 190

Glossary 193

Notes 195

Bibliography 205

Index 213

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