Fall 2009 Course Description

Topics in Global Policy Studies

Section Title: Transportation Policy
Instructor(s): Leigh Boske
Course: P A 188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies
Unique Number: 63045
Day & Time: Mondays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.360
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Notes: Class meets 9/28 - 10/26/09

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Both the U.S. and global economies are dependent on an efficient and reliable transportation system. Highways, ports, railways, airports, transit systems, warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities make up a complex system that is facing a number of challenges in terms of deteriorating infrastructure, lack of financing, increasing congestion, global connectivity, environmental stewardship, and the like.

This seminar will examine the nature of these challenges and their proposed prescriptions in the United States and in different regions of the world. It will also analyze policy making processes, strategic planning, and relevant legislation.


Students will be issued a copy “Multimodal/Intermodal Transportation in the United States, Western Europe, and Latin America.” Policy Research Project Report 130 for selected reading assignments

Other assigned readings can be accessed on Blackboard by clicking Course Documents. Blackboard, available at http://courses.utexas.edu, is a web-based course management system in which a password-protected site is created for each course.

Academic Integrity:

Class members are expected to be familiar with norms of academic conduct, described at http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/ethics/academic.html in both video and transcript forms.

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