RAILWAY TO THE ARCTIC. THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF AN ARCTIC RAILWAY
The purpose of this draft report is to present, in substantially more detail, the economic and developmental conclusions of the Summary Report, Railway to the Arctic, published by the Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport. It evaluates the economic impact of the decision to construct an intermodal rail/pipeline delivery system, with a daily throughput of 300,000 tons (2,000,000 barrels) of crude oil. There are three principal effects of the new railway on the rest of the economy. These occur during the construction and the operations phases, the latter directly through the railway and the former via secondary impacts on the region through which the line operates. Each of these has distinctive, though related, characteristics and are discussed in detail.
- This report replaces chapters VI and VII of the Interim Report dated 1 November, 1971. Prepared with funds contributed by Transportation Development Agency of the Ministry of Transport.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
- MacDonald, J A
- Baldwin, J R
- Olley, R E
- Woods, R E
- Lake, R W
- LAW, C E
- Publication Date: 1972-8
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Economics; Petroleum industry; Socioeconomic factors; Transportation
- Identifier Terms: Alaska North Slope oil
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil transportation; Railway to the arctic
- Subject Areas: Economics; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00096562
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
- Report/Paper Numbers: 72-5
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM