AMTRAK'S PRODUCTIVITY ON TRACK REHABILITATION IS LOWER THAN OTHER RAILROADS'--PRECISE COMPARISON NOT FEASIBLE

Under the $2.5 billion federally funded Northeast Corridor Improvement Project, Amtrak's track rehabilitation is the largest work element in improving rail passenger service. GAO compared Amtrak's productivity in some of this work with that of other railroads and concluded that Amtrak's was not as high. Conditions affecting productivity vary among railroads. Since many of these variations cannot be measured, productivity rates cannot be compared with precision. Because of the large differences in rates, GAO believes its conclusion is a fair one. No attempt was made to determine the reasons for the differences in productivity; therefore, GAO cannot predict Amtrak's productivity potential.

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00334297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-81-60
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM