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?
- 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.
Cross (Richard B) CompanyOxford, Indiana, USA 47971
- Bixler, H E
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: p. 23-24
- Publication of: Cross (Richard B) Company
- Volume: 15
- Issue Number: 1
- TRT Terms: Competition; Industry structure; Policy; Reorganization; Routing
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; Route rationalization
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Policy; Railroads;
- 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