HOW MUCH SHOULD AMTRAK BE REIMBURSED FOR RAILROAD EMPLOYEES USING PASSES TO RIDE ITS TRAINS
The Amtrak Reorganization Act of 1979 required GAO to study the free or reduced rate transportation Amtrak provides to railroad and terminal company employees, retirees, and their spouses and dependents under the Rail Passenger Service Act. The act also required GAO to recommend the appropriate means to reimburse Amtrak for its costs to provide the transportation. As of December 1979, about 1 million people were eligible. During 1979 they used Amtrak-issued passes to make 384,000 trips and travel 140 million miles. GAO concludes that the cost Amtrak incurs to furnish transportation to pass riders are debatable, and the Congress must decide for which costs Amtrak should be reimbursed.
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- Report to Congress.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-3-28
- Pagination: 44 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost estimating; Employee benefits; Estimates; Fares; Fees; Legislation; Passenger transportation; Personnel; Railroad transportation; Rates
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak
- Old TRIS Terms: Passes; Rates costs
- Subject Areas: Finance; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00318015
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-83
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM