US Department of Transportation

US Department of Transportation

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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.Original tires failed, Uniroyal on GM full-size cars (1975-1977), and Firestone 500 series steel-belted radialsa€” 5 million recalled in ... Also the use of sulfur instead of mercury for high-pressure sodium lamps was considered. ... That year Ford recalled its Pinto and Bobcat cars because of fuel tank problems and fire danger.

Title:US Department of Transportation
Author:Donald Robert Whitnah
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1998-01-01


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