This study examines productivity measures as a tool for policy makers since they plan an expanding role in transportation regulatory questions. Areas of possible application include rate adjustments, wage adjustments, identification of inefficiencies and mergers and acquisitions. This study is restricted to issues relevant for policy analysis. Measurement of labor input, capital input and intermediate inputs, as well as output, necessitates considerable reliance on theory. However, the focus is on how to measure productivity for policy applications, not how to refine productivity theory. The study is restricted to three major modes--rail, air and motor freight trucking. Previous transportation productivity studies are reviewed. Policy implications for each type of measure are identified and their applicability to each of the modes is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Heath (DC) and Company

    Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173
  • Authors:
    • Scheppach Jr, R C
    • Woehlcke, L C
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM