This Report to the Congress presents an analysis of the effects on the railroads of past and present policies and methods for providing Federal aid to the rail and non-rail modes of transportation, together with recommendations for future policy for providing Federal aid to rail transportation. The analysis of Federal actions includes direct Federal aid, tax policies, and economic regulation of each of the major modes of domestic intercity transportation (i.e., air, highway, pipeline, rail and water transportation). The Report includes an assessment of the impacts of socio-economic forces on the railroads in order to provide a framework for the analysis of the effects of Federal actions on rail transportation. The Report also includes an analysis of the potential effects of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 on the viability of rail transportation. (Portions of this document are not fully legible.)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report to the Congress pursuant to Section 902 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, Contract DOT-OS-60505.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TPI/30-77/08
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM