Economic Regulations
Investments in transportation infrastructure (modal and intermodal).
Control of routes, ports of entry, pricing, scheduling.
Level of ownership and competition.
Social and Safety Regulations
Safety and operation regulations (speed and design).
Labor regulations (work hours).
Transportation of hazardous materials (HAZMAT).
Environmental emissions.
Transport Regulations
There are two major types of transport regulations:
  • Economic regulations. Mainly impact issues related to capital allocation and pricing.
  • Social and safety regulations. Mainly impact issues related to the operation of the transport system.