Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration

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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

Chapter 1 The Big Questions of Transportation Policy and Administration in the TwentyFirst Century
3
Chapter 2 The US Air Transportation System
9
Chapter 3 Trucking
27
Ports as Leaders of Intermodal Trade
43
Chapter 5 A Description of the Inland Waterway System and Planning Models
53
Evolution and Impact
79
Chapter 7 Toll Roads
107
Transportation and Federalism
119
Policy Dilemmas for the TwentyFirst Century
359
Chapter 20 Privatization of Transportation Systems
369
A CostBenefit Approach
393
Chapter 22 The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Transportation Policy
431
Managing Tranportation Systems
445
Evolution in How Industry Thinks about Moving Goods
447
Chapter 24 Transportation Asset Management
459
State of the Practice
485

From Highway Departments to Transportation Agencies
121
Chapter 9 State Programs to Support Passenger Rail Service
145
Chapter 10 Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Transportation Planning
169
Toward a New View of Public Policy and Administration
189
The Baltimore Experience
207
The Case for Californias Zero Emissions Vehicles ZEV Mandate
227
Issues in Rural Passenger Transportation
239
Transportation Policy
253
Chapter 15 Spatial Modeling in Transportation
255
Some Observations
281
Chapter 17 ContextSensitive Design for Highways and Streets
305
Chapter 18 The Evolution of Policy and Regulation in the First Century of American Aviation
331
Recent International Experience
505
Securing and Protecting Transportation
523
Chapter 27 Transportation Security Policy
525
Chapter 28 Globalization and Transportation Security
537
Risk and Responsibility
557
Chapter 30 The Evolving Role of the Department of Defense in Homeland and Transportation Security
579
Chapter 31 Enhancing Railroad Security
595
Chapter 32 Securing Mass Transit after the Madrid and London Bombings
607
Index
617
Back cover
635
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