KENTUCKY'S COAL TRANSPORTATION: A SPECIAL SITUATION REPORT; COAL MARKETS, DISTRIBUTION, AND MOVEMENT

An inadequate coal transportation system has kept Kentucky's coal production profits down. In order to meet increased demands on coal, some coal had to be bought at spot market prices to fill obligations from long-term contracts. Although railroads are second only to waterways as the most desirable way of hauling coal, shortages of railroad cars and reallocation of remaining cars to service new coal producers have caused an increase in trucking and serious damage to roads. The best transportation system would include the use of waterways and railroads for long hauls, conveyors and cable belts for short-range, high volume, and trucks for short-haul, small volume. An improved capital outlook and technical improvements in the transportation system are crucial. State and Federal agencies can be helpful by providing information and forecasts and by developing a regional approach to coal transportation. /DCK/

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    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  United States  20402-9325
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00138169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #987
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM