THE RAILROADS AND THE ENERGY CRISIS

Railroads, along with their inherent energy efficiency as compared with other freight transport modes, actively strive to reduce fuel consumption even further through changes in operations, fueling practices, and car designs which can reduce weight and aerodynamic drag. While railroads have received some relief from rising fuel costs through regulatory clearance of more rapid rate increases, they were not included in priority status for fuel allocation during shortage periods. Coal hauling has not expanded as rapidly as expected, even though railroads have the inferent capacity for such traffic growth.

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  • Accession Number: 00315312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM