U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments. Volume 5

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

Series: U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments
BISAC: TEC009160

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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 federal traffic safety programs; the reasons why fuel-efficient vehicles are not sold domestically; infrastructure banks and debt finance; highway bridge conditions; emergency relief for disaster damaged roads and transit systems; harbor maintenance finance and funding; characteristics of Puerto Rico’s Maritime trade and potential side effects of modifying the Jones Act. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Federal Traffic Safety Programs: In Brief (pp. 1-10)
David Randall Peterman

Chapter 2 - Why Some Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Are Not Sold Domestically (pp. 11-18)
Bill Canis

Chapter 3 - Infrastructure Banks and Debt Finance to Support Surface Transportation Investment (pp. 19-48)
William J. Mallett and Steven Maguire

Chapter 4 - Highway Bridge Conditions: Issues for Congress (pp. 49-68)
Robert S. Kirk and William J. Mallett

Chapter 5 - Emergency Relief for Disaster Damaged Roads and Transit Systems: In Brief (pp.69-82)
Robert S. Kirk

Chapter 6 Harbor Maintenance Finance and Funding (pp. 83-106)
John Frittelli

Chapter 7 - Puerto Rico: Characteristics of the Island’s Maritime Trade and Potential Effects of Modifying the Jones Act (pp. 107-148)
United States Government Accountability Office

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