THE MEASUREMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION

Output per manhour in the railroad industry as measured heretofore contains an upward bias, primarily because of the output measure used, ton miles. A new measure of production is developed using car miles, carloads, and train miles. Manhours are then developed associated with each output measure and a weighted index developed. The results indicate a level of output per manhour lower than usually assumed, and lower than for industry as a whole.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • BANNER, P H
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Productivity
  • Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-73 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM