This article, one from an issue devoted to "Economics: Progress and Prospects", describes the effects of transportation regulation on all segments of transport with special emphasis on railroads. It demonstrates the lagging interest in transportation economics into the 1950s and then portrays a revived attention to this subject as railroad fortunes declined in the face of competition from unregulated competitors and as a result of the absence of adequate return on investment. The topics include Penn Central collapse, the 3R and 4R Acts, subsidy action and state rail plans, rail cost behavior, the trucking industry, the air transport industry, shifting modal shares, Amtrak, urban transportation, the Canadian experience, and 1979 prospects.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sage Publications, Incorporated

    275 South Beverly Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA  United States  90212
  • Authors:
    • Due, J F
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 353-382
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM