EVALUATION OF THE FINANCIAL ASSUMPTIONS CONTAINED IN THE USRA FINAL SYSTEM PLAN
This study evaluates the validity of the procedure, analyses and assumptions used by the United States Railway Association in its preparation of the Final System Plan for Conrail. The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce had the responsibility for assessing the USRA Final System Plan and reporting its recommendations to the House of Representatives. The objectives of this Princeton study were to focus on three basic elements of the Plan: (1) economic projections, including traffic network forecasts and projections of future economic conditions and inflation effects; (2) pro forma projections and financial models and data base on which they were based, and (3) the methods of financial assistance proposed, including estimates of future funding requirements and ultimate costs to the government. This analysis does not include recommendations with regard to the Final System Plan.
- Prepared for the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives.
Princeton UniversityTransportation Program, Engineering Quadrangle
Princeton, NJ United States 08540
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 96 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Costs; Economic analysis; Finance; Financing; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Mathematical models; Network analysis (Planning); Networks; Operating costs; Simulation; Subsidies; Traffic forecasting
- Identifier Terms: Conrail; Penn Central Transportation Company
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; United states railway association
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00157502
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United States House of Representatives
- Report/Paper Numbers: Committee Print 13 Cong. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM