RAIL SYSTEM INVESTMENT ANALYSIS: MANUAL FOR DETERMINING RETURN FROM THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE

The manual explains how to do rate of return computations from the national economy point of view. It assumes the reader is already familiar with the rate of return computation as it is commonly used for evaluating capital investments from the perspective of the private railroad. The manual deals with the differences between rate of return analyses done from the investing railroad's point of view and those done from the national economy point of view. It identifies the costs and benefits most often associated with railroad projects and suggests how dollar values from those impacts can be estimated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with R. L. Banks and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ernst and Whinney

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Asst Secretary for Policy & International Affairs

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P-10-80-03 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-O5-60097
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM