Two lessons drawn from the Canadian experience with transport deregulation are that the process does not necessarily solve the financial problems of the carriers, and it does not necessarily produce an economically optimal allocation of resources. The author observes that while arguments for a substantial degree of deregulation in the U.S. may still be compelling, there is no such thing as an economic panacea. The body of this report is development of the two points noted above.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, Calif, Oct. 10-12, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Economic and Social Analysis Branch, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A ON9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Heads, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ESAB-75-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM