THE ROLE OF THE U.S. RAILROADS IN MEETING THE NATION'S ENERGY REQUIREMENTS
The proceedings resulted from The Federal Railroad Administration's recognition of the need to explore and highlight the special capabilities of the railroads in a time of petroleum shortage. FRA contracted with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for sponsorship of a conference to study the role of the U.S. railroads in meeting the nation's energy requirements. The papers presented in this volume explore the market role of the railroads given present and forecast changes in energy parameters. The posture and reponsibility of government are investigated. Environmental issues, technology and the potential for electrification of main lines are all addressed.
- Proceedings of the conference held at the University of Wisconsin, May 6-8, 1974, sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation contained in "The Role of U.S. Railroads in Meeting the Nation's Energy Requirements." Also available from NTIS, PB-245565/7ST; Repr. PC $5.00, Microfiche $2.25.
University of Wisconsin, MadisonGraduate School of Business
Madison, WI United States 53706
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Diesel locomotives; Economic efficiency; Energy; Energy consumption; Energy resources; Environmental impacts; Freight transportation; Governments; Planning; Policy; Railroad electrification; Railroad transportation; Technology
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Energy crisis
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy intensiveness; Fuel sources; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00072572
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1976 12:00AM