Publications and Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Abstract

The history of Long Island embodies what public funding contributes to transportation infrastructure. The article contextualizes the Long Island Rail Road in American railroad history both as a private company and public service. Using the Port Jefferson branch as an example, it argues that state proprietorship was essential for modernization and that recent improvements proved to be a poor investment.

Comments

Published in the Long Island History Journal, 25(2).

 
 

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