Our present urban rail systems were developed by a number of independent competitive companies without coordination or overall planning, resulting in a considerably overbuilt plant. Changing patterns in distribution have not been reflected in changes in our urban rail systems. Past experience with facility consolidation through such methods as the joint terminal operating company have been unsatisfactory due to resultant high costs and poor service. These proposals have also failed to recognize many of the interests involved in facility changes and have consequently engendered substantial opposition. This paper proposes a method whereby the deficiencies of past terminal companies can be corrected and deals with overcoming opposition from those interests which may be expected to oppose rationalization of the urban rail plant.

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  • Pagination: p. 253-264

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-32-01-23 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1982 12:00AM