THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN RAILROAD RESTRUCTURING. RAIL MERGER STUDY. ISSUE PAPER NUMBER 5

Government interest in merger or restructuring of railroads differs from that involving other modes because railroading involves with it control over rights-of-way and rail services in potentially large markets and geographical areas. Involved are impacts on shippers, communities, employees and other transportation companies. There has also been a need to preserve and improve major services threatened by the physical and financial deterioration of individual railroads. Discussed are government's objectives and priorities; the degree of government initiative in starting the restructuring process; the powers and control exercised and degree to which disposition of assets is directed; the amount of money government is willing to spend; and the roles and powers of individual agencies and the structure of interaction among them.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Interstate Commerce Commission

    Rail Services Planning Office
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Publication Date: 1977-8-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Issue Paper 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM