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Our Troubled Highway System

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Highway users face chronic congestion, rough roads, and deficient bridges. This chapter provides a capsule history of U.S. highway funding and management. It compares highways with other vital public ... More


Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Robert W. Poole Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book examines how the model of state-owned highways came about and why it is failing. It argues for a new model that treats highways as public utilities, such as electricity and water supply. ... More


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