U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments. Volume 4

Jordan G. Clark (Editor)
Ian R. Rodriguez (Editor)

Series: U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments
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Policymakers at all levels of government are debating a wide range of options for addressing the nation’s faltering economic conditions. One option that is once again receiving attention is accelerated investments in the nation’s public infrastructure – that is, highways, mass transit, airports, water supply and wastewater, and other facilities – in order to create jobs while also promoting long-term economic growth. This book examines policy issues associated with using infrastructure as a mechanism to benefit economic recovery.

Discussed are airline passenger rights and the federal role in aviation consumer protection; an overview of the federal public transportation program; improved guidance in federal-aid highways which could enhance the states’s use of life-cycle cost analysis in pavement selection; passenger rail security and consistent incident reporting and analysis to achieve program objectives; and the TSA explosives detection canine program. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Airline Passenger Rights: The Federal Role in Aviation Consumer Protection
(Rachel Tang, CRS)

Federal Public Transportation Program: An Overview
(William J. Mallett, CRS)

Federal-Aid Highways: Improved Guidance Could Enhance States’ Use of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Selection
(GAO)

Passenger Rail Security: Consistent Incident Reporting and Analysis Needed to Achieve Program Objectives
(GAO)

TSA Explosives Detection Canine Program: Actions Needed to Analyze Data and Ensure Canine Teams Are Effectively Utilized
(GAO)

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