The objective of this study is to better quantify the economics of trackage rights agreements (TRA's) and to structure negotiated contracts which are equitable and fair. Maintenance-of-way costs and operating cost factors such as traffic densities and train delays are discussed. Alternative methods for developing TRA costs are given. Eleven current representative trackage rights agreements were reviewed. The major elements of these TRA's are summarized in a table. A pre-negotiation check list of factors for owner and tenant is developed. Models for TRA's for commuter and freight territory are in Appendix C.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was sponsored by United States Railway Association.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dyer (Thomas K), Incorporated

    1762 Massachusetts Avenue
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173

    United States Railway Association

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  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Railway Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USRA-R-126
  • Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50095
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM