ALASKA-CANADA TRANSCONTINENTAL RAIL CONNECTION TO CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES. A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA
The report is the result of a $50,000 appropriation by the State Legislature to the Department of Commerce and Economic Development to gather information regarding a rail link with the contiguous 48 states. The report concludes that the potential and need for the route appears to be substantial and recommends that the Canadian and U.S. governmental entities immediately undertake a joint cost-benefit analysis of the project. In support of these conclusions the report describes the possibility for over two million tons of Alaska and Yukon generated cargo alone that would be available to a through railroad by 1990. It is suggested that this freight will also be substantially augmented by transcontinental tonnage exchanges across Alaska from Alaskan ports once the connection is made.
- Prepared in cooperation with Economic Development Administration, Washington, D.C.
Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic DevelopmentDivision of Economic Enterprise
Juneau, AK United States 99801
Economic Development Administration14th Street, Between E St and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States
- Walt, R S
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Estimates; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; International trade; Line extensions (Rail transit); Planning; Railroad transportation; Recommendations; Revenues; Routes; Traffic forecasting
- Identifier Terms: Alaska Railroad
- Geographic Terms: Alaska; Canada
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Railway to the arctic
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00169653
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM