REPORT TO CONGRESS. THE RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE ACT OF 1970.

This report was submitted to Congress pursuant to the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970 that requires the Secretary of Transportation report on and evaluate the effectiveness of the Act in achieving and promoting intercity rail passenger service and on the effectiveness of Amtrak. Part I summarizes the material in the Report. Part II discusses scheduling, on-time performance, equipment acquisition, and reservations and fares in the light of Amtrak's precedents. Part III considers the orderly assumption by Amtrak of all its operations and the control exercized by its management along with potential benefits from mail transport and problems of track improvements. Part IV evaluates routes and services, present and future. Part V has legislative recommendations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM