INVESTMENT BARRIERS FOR SMALL AND MODERATE SHIPPERS FROM LOCATING ON RAIL: A NEED TO ADJUST NATIONAL POLICY

There is at least circumstantial evidence that shippers are discouraged from locating on rail. Additional research is needed to define specific industries where this investment barrier is most significant. The effects of various changes in our current policy must be evaluated in terms of contribution to railroads' health and flow of public funds. The attention of policy makers must be diverted from long range debates on deregulation to more immediate solutions to rail problems. The author state that they should be examining more feasible alternatives such as those for encouraging more shippers to avail themselves of rail service. Various incentives are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Authors:
    • Beier, F J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00141575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM