STUDIES IN RAILROAD OPERATIONS AND ECONOMICS. VOLUME 12. PROCEDURES FOR IMPROVING RAILROAD RELIABILITY
The report defines an experimental procedure with which any railroad can start to improve reliability. The success of the test program implemented by the Southern Railway (See Volume 10) demonstrates that the procedure not only works, but offers potential operating and economic benefits to railroads that adopt it. In addition to describing the basic procedures, this report discusses data processing capabilities alternatives for improving reliability, and methods for evaluating these alternatives. The report closes with recommendations to the government and to the industry for improving railroad reliability.
- See also Volume 11, PB-244 128, and Volume 13, PB-244 130.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTransportation Systems Division
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Martland, C D
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Pagination: 82 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost effectiveness; Economic factors; Freight cars; Freight forwarders; Freight trains; Freight transportation; Information processing; Planning; Problem solving; Railroad transportation; Railroads; Recommendations; Reliability; Systems analysis; Traffic delays
- Identifier Terms: Southern Railway
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Freight forwarding; Operating strategies
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00092237
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MIT-R74-30 Final Rpt., FRA/RPD-75/1.11
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-10006
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM