U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments. Volume 6

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 state-level driver data and the effect of look-back periods on recidivism prevalence; restraint use and minimum drinking age laws; electronic stability control; mobile device use while driving; the impact of fuel price increases on the aviation industry; aviation safety; and the assessment of potential mariner-training needs. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - DWI Recidivism in the United States: An Examination of State-Level Driver Data and the Effect of Look-Back Periods on Recidivism Prevalence (pp. 1-20)
Nathan Warren-Kigenyi and Heidi Coleman

Chapter 2 - Lives Saved in 2012 by Restraint Use and Minimum Drinking Age Laws (pp. 21-24)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Chapter 3 - Estimating Lives Saved by Electronic Stability Control, 2008–2010 (pp. 25-32)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Chapter 4 - Mobile Device Use While Driving: United States and Seven European Countries, 2011 (pp. 33-42)
Rebecca B. Naumann

Chapter 5 - Aviation: Impact of Fuel Price Increases on the Aviation Industry (pp. 43-68)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 6 - Aviation Safety: FAA Should Improve Usability of its Online Application System and Clarity of the Pilot's Medical Form (pp. 69-108)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 7 - U.S. Merchant Marine: Maritime Administration ` Should Assess Potential Mariner-Training Needs (pp. 109-146)
United States Government Accountability Office

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