A rail freight subsidy program initiated two and one half years ago in the United States is examined here. Initial goals and objectives of the program are presented along with an analysis of freight traffic levels and trends. The analysis reveals that: traffic is significantly below the unviable level that existed in 1973 and the dominant trend in traffic has been negative for the first 29 months of service; the program is not being used as a transitional pre-abandonment program; and, the states have been unable to build traffic to viable levels on lines in the program.(a)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Black, W R
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Accession Number: 00309930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM