THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF RAILROAD FACILITY CONSOLIDATION

It is the thesis of this article that there exists a significant misallocation of the railroad industry's financial resources, and the Chicago region's land, to underutilized switching yards. Industry consolidation of switching operations could aid in the elimination of these yards. The potential benefits of facility consolidation were determined in the study, and a method of quantifying the cost of any possible misallocation was derived.

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    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Halagera, R T
    • Johnson, C
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24-26
  • Serial:
    • CATS Research News
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Chicago Area Transportation Study

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM