American Transportation Policy

Hardcover | December 1, 2002

byStanley H. Brandes, Robert Jay Dilger

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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 mode--highways/mass transit, Amtrak, and civilian air transportation--is 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.

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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 transp...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.28 × 6.16 × 0.85 inPublished:December 1, 2002Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275978532

ISBN - 13:9780275978532

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?This is an excellent, comprehensive, political-science-oriented examination of the development of US national transportation policy since the nation's founding....Highly recommended. Public; academic, upper-division undergraduate and up; and professional library collections.?-Choice