HOW TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM RAILROAD ROUTE STRUCTURE?

This paper, says the author, presents no original research and no answers. Instead, it raises questions about "route structure," a term common in airline planning, but not in railroading. The questions fall into four major categories: Can national interest, distinct from regional or local interest, be defined? Is intramodal competition desirable or wasteful? What is the optimum extent of a system? What can be learned from experience in other nations and other modes?

  • 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,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • Bixler, H E
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM