Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

The congestion and deterioration that characterize America's highways are a result of outmoded highway investment decisions. Maintenance has not received a high enough priority, and investment costs often exceed project benefits. The author calls for a new model that would consider highways to be public utilities, along the lines of electricity and water. Specific topics covered include: the current troubled highway system; how the private sector is reinventing freeways; origins of the twentieth-century highway model; the rediscovery of toll road companies overseas; the return of toll concessions to America; the benefits of long-term concessions; opposition to tolling and long-term concessions; highways as network utilities; transforming interstate and urban highways; challenges to the proposed model; and considerations for the future. This book will benefit those involved in infrastructural decision making and policy making.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 352p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01681318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780226557571
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2018 3:39PM