Dempsey and Thoms provide an authoritative overview of the development of transportation law in the America in the last century. They trace the development of American transportation, the origins of economic regulation, the changing role of regulators, and the effects of deregulation. The limitation of loss, damage, and other tort suits against carriers by legislation is considered, and other chapters review government operation of railroads from Amtrak and Conrail to commuter trains and local freight lines, the Railway Labor Act and other labor legislation pertinent to the transportation industry, and the sponsorship of urban mass transit by the federal government.
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