THE USRA-CONRAIL CONCEPT: AN INAPPROPRIATE MODEL FOR FEDERAL PLANNING AND FUNDING OF RAILROADS IN THE 1980S

This paper reviews the evolution of the USRA-Conrail concept and contends that future government involvement in railroad transportation should not emulate that process. Despite midwestern bankruptcies in the late 1970s, the author observes that the massive bankruptcy situation of the Northeast does not exist, that the midwestern situation does not jeopardize the economy of any region, and that bankruptcy law revisions have eliminated many failings of Section 77 in 1973. Other reasons for a different approach are also given.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Smith, W K
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00314910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM