Throughout the course, the subject of regulation and deregulation (government involvement or intervention) and its impact on inter-modal transportation has been discussed. Chapter 15 discusses the role of government on fostering inter-modal transport innovations. The author suggests that the US government should be the catalyst for innovations in inter-modal transportation. He argues that industry, in a free market economy, has been limited in their ability to deliver these innovations.
Do you agree or disagree with the author? Justify you position using historical examples (development of nuclear power has been led by the government; development of new technologies for DOD is primarily driven by industry) to support your argument.