A SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY: THE TIME HAS COME

Recently retired Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration explains why the creation of a surface transportation agency should again be given serious consideration. It would include all functions of the U.S. Department of Transportation's existing highway, rail and transit administrations. This arrangement for administering the federal role would lead to less competition between surface mode interests and better allocation of people and funding. If this agency were allowed to use the savings provided by the resulting economics of scale, quality of services could be improved. A valid case for a new surface transportation agency can be made, but is it possible to maneuver such a change around the special interest groups?

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27-32
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 1995 12:00AM