TOWARDS A NATIONAL POLICY OF SUPER RAILROADS

After describing some of the national rail restructuring proposals, and noting that most of them originated outside the industry, the author describes the Chicago Area Transportation Study. He notes that while previous restructuring plans have had a premise of creating balanced rail companies, this proposal concentrated on the need to rationalize right-of-way and terminals without great consideration for ownership. The resulting Midwestern High Speed Rail Freight Network would be an interstate railway system much like the interstate highway system. The author concludes that only federal and state governments can serve as the catalyst for reorganization of the railroad system, acting as referee, advisor and financial backer.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Blaze, J R
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM