The objectives of the study were: To maintain rail service to all major markets and sources of raw materials; to provide direct service to major gateways; to improve the quality of service with frequent switches to industry and rapid car movements; to sustain profitable carriers and render bankrupt carriers viable; to ensure adequate revenue for rail carriers; develop an efficient, modern plant, including an adequate car supply; to ensure continued operation of important lines through subsidy or other substantive means; consider the community and environmental impact which would result from a loss of rail service; and to identify rail routes which justify operation of passenger trains necessary to fulfill economic and social needs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Gellman Research Associates, Inc., Jenkintown, Pa., Smith (Wilbur) and Associates, Columbia, S.C., and Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, Towanda, Pa.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northeastern Pennsylvania Economic Develop Council

    Avoca, PA  United States 

    Gellman Research Associates, Incorporated

    100 West Avenue
    Jenkintown, PA  United States  19046

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    4500 Jackson Avenue
    Columbia, SC  United States  29203

    Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Comm

    Towanda, PA  United States 

    Economic Development Administration

    Office of Technical Assistance
    Washington, DC  United States  20230
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 238 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EDA-76-084
  • Contract Numbers: EDA-01-6-09726-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM