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American Transportation Policy

American 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 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.


About the Author:

ROBERT JAY DILGER is the Director of the Institute for Public Affairs, West Virginia University, Morgantown.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275978532
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Height: 236 mm
  • No of Pages: 200
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 467 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275978532
  • Publisher Date: 30 Dec 2002
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Width: 156 mm


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