Present U.S. transportation policy seems to be the cumulative effect of unrelated laws passed over the years, the result in part of the split in policy formation roles between the DOT and the Senate and the resulting partisan politics. A significant change appears imminent in an effort to save the railroads signalled by a flood of rail-related bills in Congress that hopefully will correct the present imbalance in support to other modes vis-a-vis the railways. This new awareness of the railways' necessity stems in part from the energy crisis and environmental concerns. A new era of financial aid to the railways may soon begin and regulatory reform also appears in the offing.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 59-62
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM