RAILROAD REORGANIZATION AND FEDERAL AID: THE CONRAIL PROPOSALS

This Issue Brief discusses the seven bankrupt railroads in the Northeast and Midwest subject to reorganization under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973. With estimated Federal costs of $5 to $18 billion over a 10-year period, Congress must also decide whether, to what extent, and in what ways there will be future Federal financial participation in the U.S. Railroad industry. This paper has the following sections: Issue Definition; Background and Policy Analysis; Legislation; Hearings; Reports and Congressional Documents; Other Congressional Action; Chronology of Events; Additional Reference Sources.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Library of Congress

    Congressional Research Service
    Washington, DC  USA  20540
  • Authors:
    • COLE, L M
  • Publication Date: 1975-9-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IE75073
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM