WORKING PAPER ON RAIL REORGANIZATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

The Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (Public Law 90-236) was enacted on January 2, 1974, and concentrated on restructuring the rail systems held by the bankrupt carriers in states comprising the Northeast and Midwest portions of the United States. The Final System Plan provided for the creation of ConRail. The dimensions of change to be brought about as a result of possible implementation of the Final System Plan could have significant impacts on economic development. The question posed for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is whether or not its investment strategies to stimulate economic development should be modified. The analysis proceeds to (1) identify the most critical economic development issues raised by rail service changes, and (2) determine the impact of rail service changes on EDA programs. Based on this analysis, the study suggests possible EDA responses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RMG Associates Incorporated

    Alexandria, VA  USA 

    Economic Development Administration

    Office of Economic Research
    Washington, DC  USA  20230
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EDA-OPR-761-17
  • Contract Numbers: EDA-PF-488
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM