WHICH WEIGHS MORE--A TON OF GRAVEL OR A TON OF RADIOS?

One of the many economic factors ignored by the ICC is the fact that each mode of transportation enjoys certain inherent cost advantages for different items of carriage in different situations. Railroad rates are higher when no barge competition is available. As a result, industries locate near water routes, with subsequent water quality problems. Canals are sometimes built, causing further environmental disruption. Value of service rate discrimination may raise prices of recyclable scrap. ICC policies with environmental implications are reviewed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Action Incorporated

    1346 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Room 741
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Conroy, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-9-29

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  • Accession Number: 00057330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1976 12:00AM