Transportation of Agricultural Products in the United States, 1920-June 1939; A Selected List of References Relating to the Various Phases of Railway, Motor, and Water Carrier Transportation. Part II. Highway, Rail, and Water Transportation.
Colvin, Esther M.
Excerpts from the Foreword: This bibliography was designed to meet a special need which arose through the designation by Secretary Wallace of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics as the agency to perform the research work in connection with the administration of Section 201 of Title II of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, relating to transportation. Although the interest of workers in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics lies mainly in the transportation of agricultural commodities, material relating to certain phases of transportation in general and to the agencies of transportation have been included. Because of the large volume of material, the bibliography has been divided into two parts. Part II contains references relating to three kinds of transportation - highway, railway, and waterway. Under the general sections of each have been included selected references to some of the mere important books and periodical articles on these subjects. The section on highway transportation includes material relating to motor truck transportation and also to the highways themselves. References may be found relating to financial policies, Government promotion and financing, safety, adequacy and economy of service, State and Federal regulation, taxation, terminals, and trucking rates. The section covering railway transportation includes, in addition to references relating to railway transportation in general, material on consolidation of railways, financial policies of the roads, freight rates, Government promotion and financing (including the pros and cons of government ownership, land grants and subsidies), safety, adequacy and economy of service (including general references, references on container cars, electrification, express, loss and damage in transit, parcel post shipping, and refrigerator cars), taxation, terminals, and volume, density, and character of traffic. Under water transportation may be found general references, references relating to coastal waterways, inland waterways (including the Mississippi River, the New York State Barge Canal, and the St. Lawrence Waterway), ocean transportation with references on the American merchant marine, ocean freight rates, the Panama Canal, State and Federal regulation, and terminals.Show more [+] Less [-]