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.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1973-3
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Maintenance of way; Passenger service; Passengers; Transportation policy; Travel demand
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: National transportation policies
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00096561
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM