Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration (Google eBook)

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Jeremy Plant
CRC Press, Feb 22, 2007 - Political Science - 656 pages
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In the past few decades, the field of transportation has changed dramatically. Deregulation and greater reliance on markets and the private sector has helped to reconfigure the transport industries, while the rise of intermodal goods and global commerce has produced efficiencies of operation and a greater interdependence among transport modes. In addition, security issues have moved to the forefront as officials struggle with the challenge of protecting the vast transportation system while maintaining its operational efficiencies and effectiveness.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration addresses the changes facing the field of transportation. Organized into five sections, it describes and analyzes major modes of transportation and components of the contemporary transportation system. Later chapters consider policy and administration and focus on managing transportation systems and assets. The final section covers security and protection of transportation systems. The handbook explores continuing development in the US and other nations, with an emphasis on the challenges created by technological change, globalization of the world economy, and the threat of terrorism. It examines the current state of major modes of transportation (air, rail, highways, waterways, ports, urban mass transit) and presents public policies and management approaches to make transportation systems efficient, innovative, and responsive.

Drawing from scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including public policy, public administration, geography, economics, business logistics, engineering, and management, the Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration serves as a comprehensive, single-volume reference for scholars, students, public officials, business and civic leaders, and transportation practitioners.

  

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Contents

The Big Questions of Transportation Policy and Administration in the TwentyFirst Century
3
The US Air Transportation System
9
Trucking
27
Beyond the Waterfront Ports as Leaders of Intermodal Trade
43
A Description of the Inland Waterway System and Planning Models
53
Intelligent Transportation Systems Evolution and Impact
79
Toll Roads
107
State Departments of Transportation From Highway Departments to Transportation Agencies
121
The Evolution of Policy and Regulation in the First Century of American Aviation
331
Transportation and Energy Policy Dilemmas for the TwentyFirst Century
359
Privatization of Transportation Systems
369
Evaluating Intelligent Transportation Systems for Public Transit A CostBenefit Approach
393
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Transportation Policy
431
From Transportation to Logistics to Supply Chain Evolution in How Industry Thinks about Moving Goods
447
Transportation Asset Management
459
Performance Measurement in Transportation Agencies State of the Practice
485

State Programs to Support Passenger Rail Service
145
Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Transportation Planning
169
Transportation Management Associations Toward a New View of Public Policy and Administration
189
Urban Transportation Policy The Baltimore Experience
207
Environmental Impact on Transportation Policy The Case for Californias Zero Emissions Vehicles ZEV Mandate
227
You Cant Get There from Here Issues in Rural Passenger Transportation
239
Spatial Modeling in Transportation
255
Decentralization and the Transport Sector Some Observations
281
ContextSensitive Design for Highways and Streets
305
PublicPrivate Partnerships in Urban Rail Transit Recent International Experience
505
Transportation Security Policy
525
Globalization and Transportation Security
537
Seaport Security from Terror Risk and Responsibility
557
The Evolving Role of the Department of Defense in Homeland and Transportation Security
579
Enhancing Railroad Security
595
Securing Mass Transit after the Madrid and London Bombings
607
Index
617
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