U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments. Volume 7

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 fees; factors which influence the extent of transit-oriented development; current law and legislative history of the federal excise tax on motor fuels and the highway trust fund; long-term financing of the highway trust fund; the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program; vehicle safety inspections; and seat belt use among long-haul truck drivers. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. The Unfriendly Skies: Consumer Confusion Over Airline Fees
Minority Staff of the Office of Oversight and Investigations

Chapter 2. Public Transportation: Multiple Factors Influence Extent of Transit-Oriented Development
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3. The Federal Excise Tax on Motor Fuels and the Highway Trust Fund: Current Law and Legislative History
Sean Lowry

Chapter 4. Long-Term Financing of the Highway Trust Fund
Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation

Chapter 5. The Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program
David Randall Peterman

Chapter 6. Vehicle Safety Inspections: Improved DOT Communication Could Better Inform State Programs
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 7. Vital Signs: Seat Belt Use Among Long-Haul Truck Drivers — United States, 2010
Guang X. Chen, James W. Collins, W. Karl Sieber, Stephanie G. Pratt, Rosa L. Rodríguez-Acosta, Jennifer E. Lincoln, Jan Birdsey, Edward M. Hitchcock, and Cynthia F. Robinson


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