FEDERAL FUNDING OF RAIL REHABILITATION: A REVIEW OF ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES
This study explores the proposed mechanisms for injecting federal funds into the rehabilitation of the fixed plant of U.S. railroads--that is, the roadbed, ballast, ties, signaling systems, yards and terminals that make up the physical rail system. The study accomplishes two specific tasks: (1) it identifies and describes selected alternative funding mechanisms in a way that facilitates comparisons among them, and (2) identifies key issues arising from the wide range of funding mechanisms and informally reviews the reactions to these issues of major parties at interest. This review is an assessment of rail transportation requested by the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Committee on Commerce, U.S. Senate.
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United States CongressOffice of Technology Assessment
Washington, DC United States 20510
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 88 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Decision making; Finance; Financing; Investments; Maintenance of way; Policy; Railroad terminals; Railroad yards; Subsidies; Traffic signal control systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ballast
- Old TRIS Terms: Fixed plants; Government policies; Signal systems
- Subject Areas: Finance; Policy; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00141556
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: OTA-T-11
- Contract Numbers: OTA C-25
- Files: NTL, TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM