The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has been involved in the economic regulation of interstate air commerce since its creation in 1938. Intrastate air service, however, has been mostly free from CAB regulation, a fact that has been welcomed as at least a local remedy for the problems caused by such regulation, and beyond this as a testing ground for deregulation on a grander scale. Regulation by the Board and freedom from regulatory control are not the only alternatives, however. A third alternative is regulation by a state commission. The present report is a preliminary study of this third alternative as it has developed in Texas. Chapter 2 attempts to define the legal boundaries of state regulation in Texas, as these are set by federal and state law. Chapter 3 then examines the way in which the state regulatory agency, the Texas Aeronautics Commission, has in fact exercised its regulatory powers; this chapter is based on Commission files and on interviews with members of the Commission. Finally, Chapter 4 is a tentative evaluation of the role that state-level regulation can be expected to play in Texas. Revisions to Chapter 4 are anticipated, based on a more complete analysis of the nature of the air carrier industry subject to regulation by the Texas Aeronautics Commission and its implications for the Commission's regulatory role.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Means, R C
    • Chasnoff, B A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 13 Res. Memo
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093,RM-13
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM