According to the text, the three branch of government all have a part in establishing policy as it relate to transportation. All branches of government possess some limitation and regards to what control they have with the overall workings of this massive “engine that make the United States work”. With the executive branch (The President and the others that he appoint.) influences some policies. The presidential statue allow for that person to appoint the chairperson of two of the regulatory agencies the STB (Surface Transportation Board) and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). These two agencies cover all the modes of transportation (air, land, and sea).
The State Department is also involved with developing policy that covered individuals that travel in and out of the United States. U.S. Travel Services implement programs and policies directed towards people other than U. S. citizens to insure safe and securities to all. The military is also responsible for program and policies associated with goods and personnel movement. The Military Sealift Command, the Military Traffic Management and the Terminal Service all have a role to play in security and safety of these policies.
Congress is where this new policy and regulations are formulated by way of forums that are held in their respected halls. The Senate has two committees, the Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST) and the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committees. The CST is responsible for the regulation of each mode of travel and the promotion of both air and water travel. The EPW role is to monitor internal waterway and harbor projects, urban mass transportation as well as the regulation of all modes of travel.
Courts (Judicial System) role is to interpret laws established from the congress. The Courts are also responsible for reconciling any conflicts that may