VIABILITY OF LIGHT-DENSITY RAIL LINES: THE UNITED STATES RAILWAY ASSOCIATION'S ANALYTIC POLICIES

The United States Railway Association recognized from the outset that analysis of the viability of light-density freight lines would require well founded, detailed and accurate procedures, and that these procedures would have to be applied meticulously. This document describes the policy framework, analytical techniques and data sources employed. Volume II of the Preliminary System Plan and Volume II of the Final System Plan contain the results of the analysis. The Chapters in this volume: The Problem of Light-Density Lines; Local Freight Service Management System; Data Collection; Development of Cost Input Factors; Viability Analysis; Viability Analysis--Modifications and Adjustments; and Computerization of the Branch Line Analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Railway Association

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    Washington, DC  USA  20595
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 798 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Railway Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM