PRAIRIE GRAIN HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM EFFICIENCY

Some of the cost implications of implementing the recommendations of the Grain Handling and Transportation Commission and of the Prairie Rail Action Committee on Prairie branch line rationalization were studied. An estimate was made of the potential costs and savings which might accrue to elevator consolidation. At the same time, attention was paid to the sensitivity of system efficiency gains through rationalization and consolidation proposals, to potential increases in the volume of grain production and rising energy costs. The analysis was broken down into 16 areas within the three Prairie Provinces. The paper puts into perspective the potential savings from branch line abandonment and delivery point consolidation with the increased cost of producer trucking.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Research Division, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • FLEMING, M S
    • YANSOUNI, P A
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-78-18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM