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Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Economics, Finance, & Accounting
Dr. Milburn Little
Presented in this thesis is a historical development of federal regulations pertaining to the transportation industry. The study covers the extent of federal regulation of the transportation industry. The major court cases that were pertinent to the transportation industry were cited and it was found that the Interstate Commerce Commission’s control over every phase of rail transport gave it a large managerial power. The fact that its control over the other agencies is much less complete was because of technological conditions. Had it not been for these conditions, it is reasonable to assume that all regulations of transport would have been as extensive as that of railways. It was found that new legislation is required as new situations develop. Where provisions have proved unwise or unworkable or because of changed conditions, Congress has not hesitated to amend or even to eliminate such provisions. There is evidence to support the proposition that private initiative can achieve results; railroads managements’ proposal was in larger measure responsible for the Transportation Act of 1958.
Copyright 1967 Cleautus W. Doyel
Doyel, Cleautus W., "A Study of the Federal Regulations Governing the Transportation Industry" (1967). Master's Theses. 1045.