Interested railroads are ready to work with FRA to study how a nationwide network of electrified lines could be shaped, financed and operated. The primary goal would be fuel security for U.S. transportation. An FRA conference in Kansas City brought together representatives of U.S. railroads that have already studied electrification and others becoming interested in the wake of fuel price increases. FRA has studied a 26,000-mile system of lines carrying the heaviest traffic which could be electrified for $15 billion and would save $1.5 billion annually. Four government/industry task forces may look at the configuration of the electrified system; its financing; technical and operating elements; and institutional factors such as environmental impact.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-11-24

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  • Accession Number: 00324493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM