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.
- See also PB-243 225.
Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, IncorporatedNew York, NY USA
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Wheltle, B
- Publication Date: 1973-3
- Pagination: 75 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Communities; Economic analysis; Economic impacts; Forecasting; Freight forwarders; Freight service; Level of service; Railroad transportation; Regulations; Socioeconomic factors; Surveys; Traffic managers
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services; Shippers
- Geographic Terms: Atlantic Coast (United States); Midwestern States; Northeastern United States; Southeastern United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight shippers; Government regulations
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Freight Transportation; Law; Railroads; Society;
- 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