This is the proceedings of a two-day conference in Washington in February 1974. Economists have been increasingly critical of the effects of government regulation on the nation's transportation system. Transportation specialists still maintain that some governmental regulation is necessary if the public interest is to be safeguarded. The topics: The Changing Economic Case for Surface Transport Regulation; Is There an Alternative to Regulation for the Railroads; Economic Objections to the Present Approach to Public Policy on Surface Freight Transportation; The Penn Central Crisis, a Fairy Talke and the Northeast Rail Bill; If We're Going to Regulate the Airlines, Let's Do It Right; Regulation of the U.S. Airline Industry: an Interpretation; Is Efficient Regulation of Air Transportation Possible; Economists Versus Regulators; An Evaluation of the Airport Development Aid Program; The Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Program; An Economic Policy Analysis of the Amtrak Program; Three Back-of-an-Envelope Evaluations of the Interstate Highway System; The Transportation Improvement Act of 1974; No Clamor for Deregulation: Should There Be; Prospects for Regulatory Reform; A CAB Perspective on Airline Regulation; Opportunities for Academics to Influence Transportation Policy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

    1150 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 218 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM