RETROSPECTIVE RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT STUDY

The study reports the results of a case examination of 10 rail abandonment proceedings conducted before the Interstate Commerce Commission in the early- to mid-1960's. The objectives of the research were to ascertain if analysis of the proceeding records in combination with field and telephone interviews with protestants, some five years after the abandonments, could be successfully employed to reveal (1) whether rail branch line abandonments had had a significant impact on communities or shippers formerly served by the branch and (2) whether the case record developed during the course of the proceedings provided a reliable predictive guide to the actual impacts of the abandonment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-243 225.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Incorporated

    New York, NY  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wheltle, B
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 342-73 Final Rpt., DOT-TPI-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-20108
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM