THE IMPLICATIONS OF RAILROAD ENERGY CONSERVATION FOR LOGISTICS SYSTEMS PLANNING IN THE UNITED STATES

The author contemplates the means to reduce energy consumption by railroads. There are various obstacles in this field, namely tariffs, railroad structures and regulations inherited from the railways historical development. The author examines these factors as well as other administrative measures and other incentives to rationalize the system as a whole; this would lead to the reduction of redundant services and useless competitivity. New structures for fair intermodal competition, and improvement of shipper physical supply and distribution systems could reduce considerably energy consumed for transport purposes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Boone, J W
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 415-418
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM