ECONOMICS OF TRANSPORTATION

The emphasis on the economic aspects of transportation which characterized the earlier editions has been continued in this edition. Purely descriptive material has been held to a minimum in order to permit discussion of those aspects of transportation which involve questions of public policy. On these questions the author has not hesitated to state his own conclusions, but he has not felt obliged to render judgment on all issues raised, nor advance any overall theory or formula which will resolve the many and varied public policy issues which arise. The fact that water transportation is treated in two chapters, highway transport in four, air transport in two, and pipelines in one, while many chapters have been devoted to railroad transportation and its regulation, should not lead to the inference that railroad transportation is over-emphasized and that the other modes of transport are slighted. When the student has acquired an understanding of railway rate theory and of railway rate structures and rate-making practices, has studied the evolution of the regulatory system as it was first developed for railroads, and has studied some of the major problems of railroad regulation and the policies worked out by regulatory agencies, the other modes of transport can be treated more briefly and with a minimum amount of repetition. Attention can be called briefly to similarities between these modes of transport and the railroads; significant differences can be stressed; and emphasis can be put on the problems peculiar to the mode of transport under consideration. In like manner, differences in regulatory statutes and regulatory policy can be brought out, and particular attention can be given to the regulatory problems peculiar to each mode of transport. This is the plan that has been followed in the present volume.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sixth edition.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Irwin (Richard D), Incorporated

    1818 Ridge Road
    Homewood, IL  USA  60430
  • Authors:
    • Locklin, D P
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Pagination: 882 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00044838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1973 12:00AM