EFFECTS OF RAILROAD ABANDONMENT ON SMALL BUSINESS

This study identifies 33,100 miles of potentially abandonable lines and analyzes a survey of business which could be affected by such cessation of service, drawing conclusions applicable to all such operations. There are nearly 6,000 such firms, nearly two-thirds of which could be classed as small businesses. It is estimated that about 5 percent of all these businesses would close and some others would phase out some of their product lines. About 6 percent would relocate all or part of their operations, but only 2 percent of small businesses would do so. The effects on transport costs, alternate modes, regional distributions, investment requirements and other factors are examined. Special attention is paid to lines affected by the 3R Act.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    CONSAD Research Corporation

    121 North Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15206
  • Publication Date: 1977-4-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: SBA-77-170
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM