This report discusses the need for greater reliability of rail service and concludes that an organized committment can produce short-term improvements with minor capital investment. With the benefit of service reliability reports and service standards, it is proposed that a Service Reliability Team evaluate solutions to problems such as train scheduling and yard operations. It is observed that railroads do not often consider time an economic value for the consumer. With close monitoring trip cycles should be reduced, utilization improved and unit costs cut. Since capacity is available, demand should be positively influenced by a true corporate objective and organized effort.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Forum, 3-5 November 1975, Toronto, Canada. Complete Volume $20.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Battel, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM