The study forecasts the freight market of the Alaska Railroad (ARR) due to natural resource development and pipeline construction in Alaska. This has been done through: (a) evaluation of these resources with commercial development potential which could generate rail service demand; and (b) development and analysis of petroleum development schedules and pipeline construction scenarios. Detailed price and market analysis of Alaskan coal and copper resources were performed. Forecasts of ARR traffic were based upon econometric relationships between the Alaskan economy and petroleum royalties and construction expenditures. Volume Two inventories Alaskan natural resources. It includes detailed coal and copper evaluations, describes petroleum related growth and development in Alaska, and contains schedules of petroleum production, employment, state revenues, and pipeline construction employment by scenario.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1 dated Jun 76, PB-262 461.
  • Corporate Authors:

    CONSAD Research Corporation

    121 North Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15206

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hillegas, B D
    • Pernela, L M
    • Lewis, D C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 211 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ARR-77/01-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-4-3010
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM