American Transportation Policy / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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The author maintains that American politics, institutional arrangements, and political culture have prevented the development of a comprehensive, integrated, intermodal transportation policy in the United States. Dilger makes his argument by examining the development of the national governmental authority in both surface and air transportation. Each transportation modehighways/mass transit, Amtrak, and civilian air transportationis examined separately, assessing their development over time and focusing on current controversies, including, but not limited to, the highway versus mass transit funding issue; the recent decentralization of decision making authority on surface transportation policy; Amtrak's viability as an alternative to the automobile; and current antiterrorist policies' effect on transportation policy.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
ROBERT JAY DILGER is the Director of the Institute for Public Affairs, West Virginia University, Morgantown.
Table of Contents
An Overview of American Transportation Policy, 1789 to 1956
Highway and Mass Transit Policy, 1956 to 1990
Highway and Mass Transit Policy Today, ISTEA and TEA-21, The Intermodal Solutions
Amtrak: Its Struggle for Survival and Respect
The Civilian Air Transportation System
The Future of American Transportation Policy