The study forecasts the freight market of The Alaska Railroad (ARR) due to natural resource development and pipeline construction in Alaska. This has been done through: (a) Evaluation of those resources with commercial development potential which could generate rail service demand; and (b) development and analysis of petroleum development schedules and pipeline construction scenarios. Detailed price and market analyses of Alaskan coal and copper resources were performed. Forecasts of ARR traffic were based upon econometric relationship between the Alaska economy and petroleum royalties and construction expenditures. Volume One contains the Executive Summary. It describes the study scope and methodology, and highlights ARR's recent experiences, the Alaskan economy, and resource development status.

  • Corporate Authors:

    CONSAD Research Corporation

    121 North Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15206

    Federal Railroad Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hillegas, B D
    • Pernela, L M
    • Lewis, D C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ARR-77/01-1 Final Rpt., FRA-RP-301
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-4-3010
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM