In Report 119 of the Transport Service Appraisal Division of the Canadian Transport Commission, the authors have looked at U.S. experience with a quasi-public passenger train operating agency with its possible implications for Canada where consideration is being given to new government machinery to promote effective management of surface passenger transportation. This report defines some of the issues and problems affecting Amtrak and its performance. There are six chapters tracing the decline of intercity rail travel in the U.S.; the creation of Amtrak and its organization; the Amtrak marketing program; Amtrak's continuing operating and financial problems; and Amtrak's implications for Canada.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Transport Service Appraisal Division, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa K1A ON9, ONo,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #119
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM