U.S. Department of Transportation: A Reference History

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U.S. Department of Transportation: A Reference History

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Tracing the antecedents and the creation of the U.S. Department of Transportation, this work assesses its role in both the control of transportation and the encouragement of big businesses in the industry. The U.S. government has struggled for over a century with the complex issue of transportation regulation. The prevailing view from the 1880s until recently was to consider private transportation a public utility, which led to the creation of the DOT in 1966. This work covers much of the regulation/deregulation debates from Hoover to the Nixon presidencies, and focuses on the bipartisan crescendo for deregulation led by Gerald Ford and Edward Kennedy. Whitnah also analyzes the heated debate over airline deregulation that resumed in the Carter years and continues to have an impact today. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

United States. Department of Transportation -- History; Transportation and state -- United States -- History;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780313283406

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

Greenwood Press

City

Westport, CT

Department

Department of History

Object Description

xv, 228 p. ; 24 cm

Language

EN

U.S. Department of Transportation: A Reference History

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