This paper considers how government was drawn into the railroad business; the types of institutional arrangements created and how they have performed; and alternative modes of government involvement and possible consequences. Amtrak's assumption of intercity passenger operations of private railroads and the roles of United States Railway Association and Conrail in continuing operation of six bankrupt northeastern lines are assessed. It is concluded that joint government-business ventures will increase, but that policies attendent to their organization, financing and operation should be formalized.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • HAZARD, J L
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00314909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM