ECONOMIC STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE MODES FOR RAIL TRAFFIC AND THEIR COSTS
An economic study of alternative modes for rail traffic and their relative costs, including the social and environmental costs. This study summarizes the overview of the problem of diverting rail traffic to alternative modes. It discusses the prospects for substituting different modes and preserving competition and provides a description of the principal factors affecting comparative costs of the several modes of transportation.
- Prepared for USRA system planning.
Smith (Wilbur) and Associates1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Pagination: 267 p.
- TRT Terms: Competition; Costs; Economic analysis; Economic factors; Economics; Environmental impacts; Freight transportation; Mode choice; Railroad transportation; Socioeconomic factors
- Old TRIS Terms: Modal selection
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Finance; Freight Transportation; Highways; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00095439
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United States Railway Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: USRA/R-011 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50020
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM