The Reference Shelf: Transportation Infrastructure (Debate Topic), 1st Edition

  • Tyler Weidler
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  • ISBN-10: 0824212681
  • ISBN-13: 9780824212681
  • DDC: 388.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The focus of this title is the subject of the National Forensics League (NFL)'s 2012-2013 Policy Debate. It is, should the United States federal government substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment The policy topic implies agreement among Americans that the infrastructure needs the investment; the complication facing the country is how to pay for it.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface: The Federal Government and Transportation Infrastructure Spending.
1: Roads and Highways.
2: Congressional Road Rage: How to Pay for America’s Highways and Roads.
3: For what the Tolls Pay.
4: The Infrastructure Delusion.
5: A Better New Deal.
6: Federal Roadblocks.
7: Bridges.
8: The Golden Gate Bridge at 75.
9: Bad Vibrations.
10: Whitewashing the I-35W Bridge Collapse.
11: A Bridge to Somewhere.
12: Where might a Needed Economic Stimulus Come from? A Private Infrastructure Initiative.
13: Mass Transportation.
14: The Evolution of American Mass Transit.
15: Engine of Prosperity.
16: Easy Rider.
17: Unblocking the Box.
18: Urban Outfitters.
19: How Traffic Jams are Made in City Hall.
20: Airports and Aviation.
21: What Ails the Air Transportation System?.
22: Smart—and Fair—Skies.
23: Why You Hate to Fly.
24: Hell on a Tarmac.
25: Railways.
26: Yesterday’s Rails.
27: The Case for Not-Quite-So-High-Speed Rail.
28: The Trouble with High-Speed Rail.
29: Fast, Faster, Fastest.
30: Amtrak Needs Stronger Spending Controls.
31: Seaports and Waterways.
32: A New Era of Growth for America’s Seaports.
33: The Shipping News.
34: Shipping Out of the Economic Crisis.
35: Protecting Energy on the Water.
36: The Battle of the Ports.
37: Future of Transportation.
38: Navigating America’s Transportation Infrastructure into the 21st Century.
39: Leap, Not Creep.
40: Repairs without Rivets.
41: Maglev Ready for Prime Time.
42: Cars: Enriching Our Lives, Our Economy and Our Future.
Web Sites.
About the Editor.