THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY STUDY COMMISSION AND ITS FINAL REPORT: A REVIEW

The author calls the recommendations of this comprehensive study often vague, sometimes in conflict, and frequently lacking in details needed for implementation. No sense is conveyed of the relative importance of proposals or of possible conflicts between them. Broad themes are reliance on market, utilization of private enterprise wherever possible, avoidance of government policy which is prejudicial to market performance, subjecting of proposed policy to economic analysis, and moving of public investment decisions as far as possible toward the local level. Much is made of the weakness of the railroad industry but prospects for mergers, deregulation, restructuring and competitive advantage do not appear to offer great promise for increasing railroad capabilities. There also seems to be little promise in substituting antitrust jurisdiction for existing regulation, for relying on market forces to control energy use, and for the fostering of intermodalism.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Williams Jr, E W
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00314906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM