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

From Highway Departments to Transportation Agencies
Chapter 9 State Programs to Support Passenger Rail Service
Chapter 10 Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Transportation Planning
Toward a New View of Public Policy and Administration
The Baltimore Experience
The Case for Californias Zero Emissions Vehicles ZEV Mandate
Issues in Rural Passenger Transportation
Transportation Policy
Chapter 15 Spatial Modeling in Transportation
Some Observations
Chapter 17 ContextSensitive Design for Highways and Streets
Chapter 18 The Evolution of Policy and Regulation in the First Century of American Aviation
Recent International Experience
Securing and Protecting Transportation
Chapter 27 Transportation Security Policy
Chapter 28 Globalization and Transportation Security
Risk and Responsibility
Chapter 30 The Evolving Role of the Department of Defense in Homeland and Transportation Security
Chapter 31 Enhancing Railroad Security
Chapter 32 Securing Mass Transit after the Madrid and London Bombings
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