American Transportation Policy

Synopsis

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. He 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.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003