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Rethinking America's HighwaysA 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure$
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Robert W. Poole Jr.

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226557571

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001

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Our Troubled Highway System

Our Troubled Highway System

(p.1) Chapter One Our Troubled Highway System
Rethinking America's Highways

Robert W. Poole Jr.

University of Chicago Press

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 utilities and suggests that the public utility model would be more effective in dealing with highways’ systemic problems.

Keywords:   Congestion, Fuel-tax funding, Highway Trust Fund, Interstate Highway System, Highway utilities

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