RETHINKING STATE RAIL POLICY: THE BENEFITS OF RAIL PRESERVATION INCLUDE MORE THAN JOBS

This paper evaluates the rationale behind state intervention in the rail industry, discusses the tendency of states to focus on economic development to the exclusion of other benefit categories, and presents summary results from an analysis of an investment project in North Carolina. The paper suggests that state funding for rail projects is more likely to be justified based on intermodal substitution benefits generated by local rail service, rather than the railroads' potential to increase jobs.

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    Policy Studies Organization

    University of Illinois, 361 Lincoln Hall
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Authors:
    • Feser, E J
    • Cassidy, G D
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1996 12:00AM