This report seeks, county by county, to show the gross economic consequences of rail line abandonment as part of the Final System Plan development for Conrail as undertaken by the U.S. Railway Association. Specifically it seeks to measure displacement of workers and output, decline in local real income and income, payrolls and non-labor income generated communities. It also estimates the decline in revenues of local suppliers of directly affected firms. The study presents summations, industry by industry, of the gross displacement of jobs and output and the gross reductions in income generated by directly affected plants. The impact of abandonments on use of energy and on the environment is also discussed. The appendix describes the mathematical model used, data acquisition and procedures, field studies and questionnaire used for deriving shipper and consignee information.

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    Public Interest Economics Center

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  • Authors:
    • Buchanan, S
    • Jones Jr, N H
    • Ferguson, A R
    • Cole, B L
    • Slavsky, B
    • HABIB, V
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Railway Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volumes 2 and 3
  • Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50010
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM