American Transportation Policy by Robert J. Dilger

By Robert J. Dilger

The writer continues that American politics, institutional preparations, and political tradition have avoided the improvement of a accomplished, built-in, intermodal transportation coverage within the usa. Dilger makes his argument by means of interpreting the improvement of the nationwide governmental authority in either floor and air transportation. each one transportation mode―highways/mass transit, Amtrak, and civilian air transportation―is tested individually, assessing their improvement through the years and concentrating on present controversies, together with, yet no longer constrained to, the road as opposed to mass transit investment factor; the new decentralization of selection making authority on floor transportation coverage; Amtrak's viability as a substitute to the auto; and present antiterrorist regulations' influence on transportation policy.

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