NORTHEASTERN ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS: A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

This study compares energy and transportation problems of Northeastern States with nationwide or regional statistics and studies. Energy and transportation were selected because Federal Government policy and financing plays a leading role in these matters. The five problems most often mentioned by State officials in the Northeast were highway deterioration, high and rising mass transit operating deficits, financial and physical deterioration of freight railroads, increasing cost of energy relative to cost in other regions, and vulnerability to energy supply disruptions. These problems are complicated by factors such as the age of the region's public resources and the shrinking tax base of its cities. There are many ways to alleviate regional concerns. This study discusses some of them.

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAD-79-12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM