TRANSPORTATION AND INFLATION

Transportation industry leaders held a conference to discuss the effects of inflation on transportation in Los Angeles in September 1974. The conference produced proposals that were included in President Ford's anti-inflation program. Later in September, another conference on inflation was held at the White House, attended by transportation industry executives and congressional leaders. The major topics under discussion harked back to those presented at the Los Angeles conference, including regulatory agency reform, an inflation impact statement attached to federal programs, and a check on federal spending and budget balancing. This article contains excerpts from speeches make at the two conferences which point up both agreements and disagreements with the proposed measures. Those quoted include Benjamin Biaggini, President of Southern Pacific Transportation Company; William Bresnahan, President of the American Trucking Associations; Rafe Pomerance, Director of the Urban Environment Conference; A.E. Leitherer, President of the National Industrial Traffic League; Edward Carlson, President of United Airlines; Matthew Guinan, President of the Transport Workers Union of America; and James Kerrigan, President of Greyhound Lines, Inc.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Public Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-11
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM