A Study of Competition in the U.S. Freight Railroad Industry and Analysis of Proposals that Might Enhance Competition. Executive Summary

This report evaluates the competitive state of the railroad freight industry in the United States. It asks and attempts to answer the following five questions: (1) How is the current state of competition of the U.S. railroad freight industry described? (2) What are the near future and current constraints with regard to capacity in the U.S. railroad industry? (3) How is capacity investment impacted by regulation and competition in the railroad industry? (4) How is competition impacted by capacity constraints? (5) How is the quality of service impacted by capacity constraints, competition, and other factors?

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Laurits R. Christensen Associates, Incorporated

    4610 University Avenue, Suite 700
    Madison, WI  United States  73705-2164

    Surface Transportation Board

    Department of Transportation, 395 E Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20423-0001
  • Authors:
    • Eakin, Kelly
    • Meitzen, Mark
    • Bozzo, Thomas
    • Schoech, Philip
  • Publication Date: 2008-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01115398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 25 2008 7:33AM