SOME OBSERVATIONS ON IMPROVING RAILROAD PRODUCTIVITY

The 1973 report, Improving Railroad Productivity, is contested on three major points. Rather than declining, the movement of traditional rail-moved commodities in the Northeast and Midwest region increased after 1963 and railroads failed to retain their share. Intermodalism is seen as having little potential because motor carriers are unlikely to participate since it means loss of control over shipments and because pick up and delivery in major market areas is extremely high. While transcontinental rail systems are proposed, much of the region's traffic is intraregional and the proportion of transcontinental traffic is relatively small. The author calls for new examination of rail planning process.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Beyond the Bicentennial: The Transportation Challenge, held in Boston Massachusetts, October 28-30, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • Allen, W B
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM