HOW TO CLOSE DOWN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
It is time for Congress to recognize that continued federal involvement in transportation is an inefficient use of society's scarce resources. To decrease the costs and decentralize the management of America's transportation system, the Department of Transportation should be closed down, and most of today's federal transportation responsibilities should be returned to individual states, local communities, or the private sector. Such actions would have the effect of continuing the successful transportation policies of the late Carter Administration and early Reagan Administration, when airlines, interstate rail freight, trucking, and the moving industry were deregulated to the considerable benefit of America's consumers, workers, and businesses. This report points out specifically what should be done to terminate each of the following and the reasons why: Federal Highway Program; Highway Safety Programs of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Motor Carriers, and the Office of Research and Special Programs; Federal Transit Administration; Federal Railroad Administration; National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak); Federal Aviation Administration; Coast Guard; and the Maritime Administration.
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- Utt, R D
- COX, W
- Publication Date: 1995-8-17
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 31 p.
- Issue Number: 1048
- Publisher: Heritage Foundation
- TRT Terms: Policy; Recommendations; Regulatory reform; Transportation departments; Transportation operations
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak; U.S. Department of Transportation; U.S. Federal Aviation Administration; U.S. Federal Highway Administration; U.S. Federal Railroad Administration; U.S. Federal Transit Administration; U.S. Maritime Administration; U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; U.S. Office of Motor Carriers; United States Coast Guard
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Office of research and special programs, usdot
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00713021
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 17 1995 12:00AM