INTERIM REPORT ON POTENTIAL ICC/ETIP (INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION/EXPERIMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INCENTIVES PROGRAM) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIMENTS

The document describes work performed toward evaluating the commercial effects and implications for innovation of the recent decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to exempt railroad transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables from regulation. The first chapter provides an introduction and summary. Chapter II describes the historical background of ETIP's work in the area of regulation and freight transportation innovation, and the genesis of ICC's regulatory exemption for rail transportation of fresh produce. Chapter III discusses expectations, concerns and issues related to this exemption, and the environment for change in fresh produce rail transportation operations. Chapter IV addresses possible effects of the exemption on the ICC and in the commercial sector. Chapter V discusses other areas of transportation regulatory change which may be appropriate for study by ETIP.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Performance Development Institute

    2550 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20037

    National Bureau of Standards

    Experimental Technology Incentives Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20234
  • Authors:
    • Mulkey, M
    • Frederick, W
    • Fulmer, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBS-GCR-ETIP-80-85
  • Contract Numbers: NBS-7-35822
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM