UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION REGULATORY CHANGE: A STUDY OF ONE SET OF ENERGY-TRANSPORT POLICY-MAKING MECHANISMS

This paper presents information that may help transportation researchers to influence Federal actions on economic regulatory reform. Many papers report on the findings of studies made to analyze the implications of regulatory reform and then are immediately forgotten. This paper reports on an attempt to provide a means for avoiding this situation in a related regulatory change research area. First, it describes specific Federal agency policy-making channels in a major area of transportation regulation, namely energy materials transport. Then it suggests methods for stimulating these channels in a major area of transportation regulation, namely energy materials transport. Then it suggests methods for stimulating these channels toward implementation of regulatory and legislative energy-conservation policies in this area. Because of the multi-modal pervasiveness of energy materials transport and today's increasing importance of transportation fuel costs, it is anticipated that understanding these policy-making channels and implementation techniques can also benefit transportation economic reform researchers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From joint national meeting of the Institute of Management Sciences and the Operations Research Society of America; New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439
  • Authors:
    • BERTRAM, K M
    • Bernard III, M J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-790455--2
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM