This paper offers a setting for the session's discussions by placing mergers in the broader context of transport system organization and operation. The framework used to view "merger criteria and plant rationalization" may, however, turn these terms around because of greater concern for rationalization concepts than for merger criteria. While some propositions explored are applicable generally, the focus is on railroads. Mergers are examined as an organizing device, with special attention to the Penn Central as a source of object lessons.

  • 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:
    • Roberts, M J
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

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

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  • Accession Number: 00047950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM