THE RAILROADS, COAL AND THE NATIONAL ENERGY PLAN: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ISSUES

This report, sponsored by six railroads, examines the National Energy Plan proposed by President Carter as it relates to rail transportation. It identifies major areas of concern that have been only inadequately recognized by government policy makers, coal producers and users, and by the railroad industry. It urges that priority policy attention be given to factors of central importance in transportation inherent in a shift to increased reliance on coal. The chapters: Coal's Increasing Importance in the Nation's Energy Picture; Growing Coal Traffic and the Railroads: Meeting the Challenge Railroad Physical Capacity to Accommodate Projected Coal Traffic Expansion; Financial Implications of the Coal Traffic Challenge for the Railroads; The Slurry Pipeline Option: Theory vs. Reality; A Coal Transport Strategy for the United States.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Barber (Richard J) Associates, Incorporated

    1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Barber (Richard J) Associates, Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM