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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    • Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association, New York, N.Y., December 28-30, 1973.
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    American Economic Association

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  • Authors:
    • PATTON, E P
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 372-377
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  • Accession Number: 00054729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM