In the face of declining market share and worsening financial conditions in the railroad industry, the Federal government has moved to loosen regulatory constraints and encourage railroads to earn their way in a competitive, free enterprise system. This analysis examines the legislative proposals that sought to achieve ends which, despite early promise, had not been obtained under the 4R Act of 1976. Three bills were submitted in 1980. Their potential effects were examined in the following areas; Rate levels and regulation; contract carriage; division of revenues from joint rates; curtailment of antitrust immunity for rate bureau activities; abandonments; entry into rail transport; rationalization of industry structure; and freight car utilization.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

    1150 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM