INFORMATION ON QUESTIONS ABOUT CONRAIL'S SERVICE IN THE SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA, AREA

Conrail submitted estimated 1976 traffic volumes to the Department of Transportation for determining the classification and designation of its rail lines. GAO found that Conrail's data accurately portrayed the then-current level of traffic on the Scranton-Stroudsburg line. The Interstate Commerce Commission's hearings on Conrail's request to close its Scranton piggyback terminal were held in Washington, D.C. The Commission said that such hearings are usually held in Washington and that the hearing was publicized in the usual manner. Conrail acquired four major routes between northern New Jersey and western New York State. It is evaluating each of these to determine which should be mainline routes for through traffic. GAO found that Conrail's analyses were comprehensive and adequately considered the technical and economic aspects of each route.

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  • Accession Number: 00180518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-82
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM