AMTRAK IN PERSPECTIVE: WHERE GOEST THE POINTLESS ARROW?
This paper considers Amtrak from an economic viewpoint. It analyzes Amtrak's markets and determines that there are two: corridors and long distance routes. It suggests criteria for evaluating Amtrak performance. It finds no case for subsidizing the long distance trains, but does cite circumstances under which corridor operations would be deserving of subsidies.
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- PATTON, E P
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Features: References;
- Pagination: p. 372-377
- American Economic Review
- Volume: 64
- Issue Number: 2
- Publisher: American Economic Association
- ISSN: 0002-8282
- TRT Terms: Governments; Passenger service; Planning; Policy; Subsidies
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak
- Old TRIS Terms: Government planning; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00054729
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM