ANALYSIS OF RAIL-WATER PRICE COMPETITION

The pricing debate between the water carriers and the railroads is examined. Water carriers assert that railroads discriminate against them in pricing, and railroads assert that they price in a manner that will permit them to hold on to traffic that would otherwise be lost to their unregulated competitors. Both assert that their pricing practices benefit society. Competitive rail pricing practices and their effects on water carriers, shippers, railroads, and the general public are discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 6-11
  • Monograph Title: Price and subsidy in intercity transportation and issues of benefits and costs
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902661X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM