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The Privatization of America's Highways
This paper explores privatization as a source of funding for the US highway system.
# 97556 | 3,558 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper discusses the lack of funding for America's highways. The paper focuses on one of the options being considered; the privatization of the highway system. This research explores the many issues involved in this decision, as well as the viewpoints of opposing sides. The paper examines other solutions proposed and concludes that they are all feasible, given the right situation. The paper stresses that the correct answer will have to be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Brief History of Public Roads
The Role of States
Federal Efforts to Build Our Highway System
What is the Answer?

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • website. "The History of the Pennsylvania Turnpike"23 October 2006 Accessed 2, April, 2007.

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