PUBLIC TRACKS, PRIVATE USERS

The creation of a public railroad track system is an attractive and practical alternative to nationalization. Substantial portions of the railroad track of the country are in bad order. Privately owned track is subject to massive local taxation. Maintenance of private rights-of-way by railroads creates the necessity for large natural monopolies to absorb the fixed costs. There is substantial duplication of trackage over several major traffic lines. A public railroad track systems offers the advantage of making a major change in cost structure and services offered by the railroads while offering the potential of more efficient and productive use of facilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Service Corporation

    815 Washington Building
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • WYCKOFF, D D
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00044527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation and Distribution Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM