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1st Edition

Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration

Edited By

Jeremy Plant

ISBN 9781574445657
Published February 22, 2007 by Routledge
656 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Transportation Policy and Management in the 21st Century
The US Air Transportation System
Beyond the Waterfront: Ports as Leaders of Intermodal Trade
Description of the Inland Waterway System and Planning Models
Intelligent Transportation Systems: Evolution and Impact
Toll Roads
State Departments of Transportation: From Highway Departments to Transportation Agencies
State Programs to Support Passenger Rail Service
Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Transportation Planning
Transportation Management Associations: Towards a New View of Public Policy and Administration
Urban Transportation Policy: The Baltimore Experience
Environmental Impact on Transportation Policy: The Case for California’s Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) Mandate
You Can’t Get There from Here: Issues in Rural Passenger Transportation Policy
Spatial Modeling in Transportation
Decentralization and the Transport Sector: Some Observations
Context Sensitive Design for Highways and Streets
The Evolution of Policy and Regulation in the First Century of American Aviation
Transportation and Energy: Policy Dilemmas for the 21st Century
Privatization of Transportation Systems
Evaluating Intelligent Transportation Systems for Public Transit: A Cost-Benefit Approach
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Transportation Policy
From Transportation to Logistics to Supply Chain: Evolution in How Industry Thinks About Moving Goods
Transportation Asset Management
Performance Measurement in Transportation Agencies: State of the Practice
Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Rail Transit: Recent International Experience
Transportation Security Policy
International Transportation Security
Seaport Security from Terror: Risk and Responsibility
The Evolving Role of the Department of Defense in Homeland and Transportation Security
Rail Security after 9/11
Securing Mass Transit after the Madrid and London Bombings

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