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Title U.S. transit, transportation and infrastructure. Volume 4 : considerations and developments / Jordan G. Clark and Ian R. Rodriguez, editors.
Imprint New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2014]
©2014

Series U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments
U.S. transit, transportation and infrastructure: considerations and developments.
Subject Transportation and state -- United States.
Transportation -- United States -- Finance.
Transportation -- United States -- Planning.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Government policy -- United States.
Alt Name Clark, Jordan G.
Rodriguez, Ian R.
Description 1 online resource (168 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Policymakers at all levels of government are debating a wide range of options for addressing the nation's faltering economic conditions. One option that is once again receiving attention is accelerated investments in the nation's public infrastructure - that is, highways, mass transit, airports, water supply and wastewater, and other facilities - in order to create jobs while also promoting long-term economic growth. This book examines policy issues associated with using infrastructure as a mechanism to benefit economic recovery. Discussed are airline passenger rights and the federal role in a.
Contents U.S. TRANSIT, TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE: CONSIDERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS. VOLUME 4; U.S. TRANSIT, TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE: CONSIDERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS. VOLUME 4; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: AIRLINE PASSENGER RIGHTS: THE FEDERAL ROLE IN AVIATION CONSUMER PROTECTION; SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; THREE LEVELS OF AIRLINE PASSENGER PROTECTION; SELECTED PASSENGER AIR SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROVISIONS IN FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) REAUTHORIZATION; CONSUMER COMPLAINTS TO DOT; DOT REGULATORY ACTIONS.
ONGOING AIRLINE PASSENGER CONSUMER ISSUESChapter 2: FEDERAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW; INTRODUCTION; WHAT IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?; FUNDING THE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM; APPENDIX. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AUTHORIZED BY MAP-21 (THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS); Chapter 3: FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS: IMPROVED GUIDANCE COULD ENHANCE STATES' USE OF LIFE-CYCLE COST ANALYSIS IN PAVEMENT SELECTION; WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY; WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS; WHAT GAO FOUND; ABBREVIATIONS; BACKGROUND; STATES' LIFE-CYCLE COST ANALYSIS PRACTICES VARY, THOUGH THEY ARE OFTEN INFORMED BY FHWA GUIDANCE.
FHWA LCCA GUIDANCE ALIGNS WITH ABOUT HALF OF THE COST-ESTIMATING BEST PRACTICESCONCLUSION; RECOMMENDATION; AGENCY COMMENTS; APPENDIX I. OBJECTIVES, SCOPE, AND METHODOLOGY; Chapter 4: PASSENGER RAIL SECURITY: CONSISTENT INCIDENT REPORTING AND ANALYSIS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES; WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY; WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS; WHAT GAO FOUND; ABBREVIATIONS; BACKGROUND; TSA HAS PROVIDED INCONSISTENT OVERSIGHT AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE PASSENGER RAIL SECURITY INCIDENT REPORTING REQUIREMENT; INCIDENT DATA AND PROCESS LIMITATIONS HINDER TREND ANALYSIS; CONCLUSION.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE ACTIONAGENCY COMMENTS AND OUR EVALUATION; APPENDIX I. INFLUENCE OF FOREIGN ATTACKS ON SELECTED U.S. RAIL AGENCIES' SECURITY MEASURES; APPENDIX II: SELECTED MECHANISMS USED TO GATHER INFORMATION ON LESSONS LEARNED FROM PASSENGER RAIL ATTACKS AND SHARE RAIL SECURITY INFORMATION; APPENDIX III. OBJECTIVES, SCOPE, AND METHODOLOGY; APPENDIX IV. SUMMARY OF RECENT ATTACKS AGAINSTFOREIGN PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEMS; Chapter 5: TSA EXPLOSIVES DETECTION CANINE PROGRAM: ACTIONS NEEDED TO ANALYZE DATA AND ENSURE CANINE TEAMS ARE EFFECTIVELY UTILIZED; ABBREVIATIONS.
Why gao did this studywhat gao recommends; what gao found; background; tsa collects and uses data to track canine program performance, but could better analyze these data to identify program trends; tsa has not deployed passenger screening canine teams to the highest-risk airports and did not determine their effectiveness prior to deployment; conclusion; recommendations for executive action; agency comments and our evaluation; appendix i: tsa has taken actions to enhance program training and evaluation, and research, development, and testing; appendix ii: objectives, scope, and methodology.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed December 16, 2013).
ISBN 9781629485089 (electronic bk.)
162948508X (electronic bk.)
9781629485072
OCLC # 868916099
Additional Format Print version: Clark, Jordan G. U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure : Considerations and Developments. Volume 4. Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ©1900 9781629485072