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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Graduate School of Business
    Madison, WI  USA  53706
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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