Improved utilization of its freight cars is crucial to the profitability of Conrail as planned by the U.S. Railway Association. Conrail's car utilization in early 1977 was actually worse than that of its six bankrupt predecessors five years earlier. A car control system projected to be in place in 1979 will not be fully operational until 1982, but most of the other improvements called for in USRA's plans are being met. Repairs will be necessary for 90,000 cars instead of the planned 67,000 and 8,700 new cars will have to be acquired instead of an estimated 2,700. Conrail says it needs added funding to become self-sustaining and it will not proceed with the new control system until it is assured that added funds are available.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1978-1-24

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  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-23 Cong Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2003 12:00AM