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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • MacDonald, J A
    • Baldwin, J R
    • Olley, R E
    • Woods, R E
    • Lake, R W
    • LAW, C E
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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