STUDIES IN RAILROAD OPERATIONS AND ECONOMICS. VOLUME 13. COSTING IN RAILROAD OPERATIONS: A PROPOSED METHODOLOGY

The report identifies, evaluates and recommends criteria for the application of economic analysis in areas relating to data and information requirements in railroad freight operations. The demonstrated need for a more consistent and comprehensive application of this analysis resulted in the accumulation of additional data from which cost functions were estimated which might be used by railroad managements and government agencies as a basis for subsequent policy decisions. This research which was conducted at both interfirm and intrafirm levels of analysis produced a set of models calibrated from selected data encompassed in a matrix which were used to estimate production functions and appropriate long run cost functions. These models hopefully will provide valuable assistance to railroad companies as additional sources of information regarding the cost performance of their operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 12, PB-244 129, and Volume 15, PB-244 131.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Transportation Systems Division
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Policy and Program Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • KNEAFSEY, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIT-R75-15 Final Rpt., FRA/RPD-75/1.12
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-10006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM