This is a report of estimated costs and benefits of a change to incremental per diem for freight cars prepared by MIT in conjunction with the Task Force on Reliability Studies of the Car Utilization Program. For seven railroads surveyed, costs of conversion to either one-hour or eight-hour incremental per diem would cost no more than $4.5 million while yielding annual transportation benefits of $10 to $20 million. Benefits would be higher for the one-hour option. Time and some planning would be necessary to achieve maximum potential benefits. It was concluded that the need to revise nearly all switching and terminal arbitraries would be the largest single problem.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Task Force on Reliability Studies, Freight Car Utilization Program
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001-1564

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Martland, C D
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 300 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 19

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads Research Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR No. R-238 Final Rpt., MIT NO. CTS 76-4, FRA/OPPD-77-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM