COMPETITION IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY: A POLICY STUDY PREPARED FOR THE USRA

This study analyzes the economics of railroad competition in the region and its relationship to freight transportation by trucks and barges. The contractor reviewed the existing literature on the economics of competition and prepared an analysis of the presumed benefits of competition. A seminar with shippers was conducted and an analysis of shippers' views on competition prepared. The contractor also evaluated the competitive effects of different possible ways of organizing rail service in the region.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Developed for use by USRA for system planning.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Incorporated

    345 Boyston Street
    Newton Center, MA  USA  02159
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 218 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Railway Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USRA/R-019 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50019
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM