ENERGY STUDY OF RAILROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION. VOLUME 3. REGULATION AND TARIFF

Volume 1 described the history of the railroad industry and pointed out that the number of separate companies, their monopoly power, and their trade and labor practices invited regulation by outsiders from the early days. Even though new regulations have been added over the years, few have been removed. Tariffs have been modified to fit a number of needs, not all of them economic. The effects of government regulation on the energy efficiency of railroad operations are examined. The development of railroad regulation is examined and the governmental legislation, policies, and procedures that make up the regulatory environment within which the railroads must operate are briefly described. The relationship among regulations, energy usage, and costs in three specific areas of regulation; long-haul rates, empty car distribution, and rates on low-density rail traffic are examined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI International

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025-3493
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-03-1176
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM