The American railroads, once the carriers of virtually all intercity freight and a key to the country's economic growth, have been declining steadily in relative importance, as rival modes of freight transportation have expanded. This expansion has resulted not merely from the failure of railroads to compete more successfully, but also from fundamental changes in the economy. While the task force on rail productivity asserts that the Bureau of Labor Statistics output-per-man-hour series overstates the industry gains, evidence suggests this is not the case.

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  • Authors:
    • BRAND, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Pagination: p. 26-32
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM