SERVICE AS A CRITERION FOR EVALUATING RAILROAD MERGERS. RAIL MERGER STUDY. ISSUE PAPER NUMBER 1
A critical aspect of any railroad merger is impact on service. Service embodies a range of railroad activities which vary in importance according to the needs of each user. Users are acutely sensitive to service fluctuations and can determine the finacial viability of carriers. This paper identifies and analyzes the major service issues that affect formulation of railroad merger policies and the valuation of specific merger proposals. A general framework for analysis is provided in Chapter II, followed by a specific review of substantive policy and process isses in Chapters III and IV respectively. This is one of a series of seven studies to aid the ICC in identifying and solving problems involved with rail mergers.
- See RRIS 165085-165091 for other Issue Papers in this series. 751b RRIS Bulletin 7801, 24.
Interstate Commerce CommissionRail Services Planning Office
Washington, DC United States 20423
- Publication Date: 1977-8-1
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Consolidations; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Industry structure; Management; Mergers; Policy; Profitability; Quality of service; Traffic forecasting; Traffic managers
- Identifier Terms: Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976; U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission
- Uncontrolled Terms: Shippers
- Old TRIS Terms: Management policies; Operating strategies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00156085
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Issue Paper 1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM