WAYS TO MEET NATION'S RURAL TRANSPORTATION NEEDS ANALYZED IN RECENT SENATE STUDY

In an effort to solve the severe rural transportation needs and problems, a two-part study has been published which reflects a number of policy changes which might be needed to insure a sound transportation system for the nations outlying areas. Several means for preventing future crises, such as improvements in the use of rail equipment and increases in rail equipment capacity are examined. Wide year-to-year variations in agricultural demand for transportation services might be prevented by locating storage facilities for surplus food grains near ports, and the flexible pricing of rail services could prove a more satisfactory solution than equipment allocation mechanisms currently in use. The study also discusses the diverse and changing rural interests, and summarizes the more significant concerns of rural interest groups. A system is described for representing rural interests in the formulation and administration of federal rural transportation policy. The report also assesses rural highways and trucking, general freight service, transportation of people, the effect of federal rural development policies, and rural mass transit.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Area Development Institute

    P.O. Box 11890, Iron Works Road
    Lexington, KY  USA  40511
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-15

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  • Accession Number: 00083716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1981 12:00AM