FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO REHABILITATE RAILROADS SHOULD BE REASSESSED
Title V of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 authorized $1.6 billion in assistance to the Nation's railroads. Eight railroads have rehabilitated more than 2,100 miles of track and restored 8,800 locomotives and freight cars under the program. Despite the program's past benefits, there is little demand for further assistance solely to overcome deferred maintenance. GAO suggests several matters for the Congress to consider in evaluating the need for more Federal assistance.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-6-27
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Deferred maintenance; Freight cars; Government funding; Locomotives; Maintenance management; Maintenance of way; Maintenance practices; Policy; Repairing
- Identifier Terms: Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car repairs; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Finance; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00316752
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-90
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM