This paper takes the position that the transportation industry as a whole is not a fit subject for competition in the rigorous, modal sense. It also maintains that the modes most often are not as competitive as they claim to be. Regulation was a response to economic and political needs, and, before it is discarded, careful study of the economic and political consequences of such action should be undertaken. No nation has reached or maintained a high level of economic development in the absence of a stable infrastructure, an important element of which is the transportation system. Even if a competitive transportation structure could achieve the desired standards of stability, financial responsibility, and service, elements for such an entity are lacking.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Melton Jr, L J
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00128638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM