This paper postulates that poor rail service reliability is a probable cause of the declining railroad share of the intercity ton-mile and revenue markets. It suggests four basic operating requirements which must be met if reliable rail service is to be provided. The are: 1. An operating plan must exist. 2. Adequate resources must be available. 3. A disciplined organization must function toward that objective. 4. Service controls must be provided. This paper describes the use and value of a real-time operating data base, run-through trains, and a terminal management information system as new service control techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 8-10 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    Brown Palace Hotel
    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, J H
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00047951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM