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.
- Prepared in cooperation with R. L. Banks and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Ernst and Whinney1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
Asst Secretary for Policy & International Affairs400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1980-1
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Budgeting; Capital; Cash flow; Deficits; Discount; Economic analysis; Expenses; Government funding; Hazards; Investments; Losses; Operating costs; Profitability; Profits; Railroad transportation; Railroads; Return on investment; Risk assessment; Taxation; Transportation policy
- Uncontrolled Terms: Discounted cash flow
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; Fixed investment; National transportation policies
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Policy; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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