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Rethinking America's highways : a 21st-century vision for better infrastructure

Author: Robert W Poole
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
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Americans spend hours every day sitting in traffic. And the roads they idle on are often rough and potholed, their exits, tunnels, guardrails, and bridges in terrible disrepair. According to transportation expert Robert Poole, this congestion and deterioration are outcomes of the way America provides its highways. Our twentieth-century model overly politicizes highway investment decisions, short-changing maintenance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Poole, Robert W., 1944-
Rethinking America's highways.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017051766
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Poole
ISBN: 9780226557601 022655760X
OCLC Number: 1038797020
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 363 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Our troubled highway system --
How the private sector is reinventing America's freeways --
Where America's 20th-century highway model came from --
The rediscovery of toll road companies overseas --
Toll concessions return to America --
The benefits of long-term P3 concessions --
Critics and controversy : opposition to tolling and long-term concessions --
Highways as network utilities --
Transforming the interstate highways --
Transforming urban freeways --
Challenges to the new vision for US highways --
A new future for US highways.
Responsibility: Robert W. Poole Jr.
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An argument for changing the way we finance American highways to a pay-as-you-go model.  Read more...


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"Every policy wonk and politician interested in infrastructure should read Bob's book." -- Chris Edwards * CATO Institute * "While per-gallon fuel taxes served as a proxy for our highway needs in Read more...

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