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 those 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 three provides a detailed review of ARR's recent freight market, pipeline construction scenarios and other activities which could significantly affect the ARR, and provides forecasts of the Alaska Railroad's freight traffic through 1990.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, RRIS 20 147405 and 151183, Bulletin 7702.
  • 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: 172 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ARR-77/01-3 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-4-3010
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM