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Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration

1st Edition

Edited by Jeremy Plant


656 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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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.

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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