NATIONAL DEFENSE. RAIL MERGER STUDY. ISSUE PAPER NUMBER 6

The role or railroads in the nation's defense and importance of defense considerations in ICC merger hearings are the subject of this paper. Chapter I explores national defense rail requirements and assesses the potential impacts of mergers upon these requirements. Chapter II discusses the present institutional and regulatory framework surrounding consideration of national defense needs in rail merger proceedings. The remainder of the paper analyzes options available to the ICC and Department of Defense which might insure that essential defense rail services are maintained. These options are analyzed in terms of their interactions, costs, institutional barriers and their effectiveness in meeting the national defense requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Interstate Commerce Commission

    Rail Services Planning Office
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Publication Date: 1977-8-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Issue Paper 6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM