ENERGY DECLINE, RAILROAD REVIVAL?
Despite the legislation and bureaucratic structure that controls the railroads and the inability or unwillingness of management to use pricing as a primary means of adjustment to changing technology, railroads have retained many inherent advantages as a transport mode. In elements such as time, convenience, public esteem and political power they have moved down in the hierarchy of values common to the U.S. public. The potential of railroads in reducing both energy costs and pollution can be realized only through efforts capable of overcoming all the interests that have gained by keeping railroads from becoming more competitive. The author concludes that whatever is done to shift freight and passenger traffic to railroads will become piecemeal.
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- 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."
University of Wisconsin, MadisonGraduate School of Business
Madison, WI United States 53706
- Cottrell, F
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: p. 10-15
- Publication of: Wisconsin University, Madison
- Publisher: University of Wisconsin, Madison
- ISSN: 1072-9496
- TRT Terms: Economic efficiency; Energy consumption; Energy resources; Mode choice; Policy; Public opinion; Regulations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Energy crisis
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy intensiveness; Fuel sources; Government policies; Government regulations
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Law; Policy; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00072577
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1976 12:00AM