Protecting the Captive Railroad Shipper

This chapter describes how the term “captive” is frequently used to describe shippers that have few transportation options. However, it has been used in a variety of contexts with varying meanings ranging from shippers having only one viable transportation option to shippers with a relatively inelastic demand for a particular transportation alternative. The chapter attempts to define the captive shipper; to describe the extent of shipper captivity in the USA; to discuss the economic implications of captivity; and to present some policy alternatives.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 477-488
  • Monograph Title: Handbook of Transport Strategy, Policy and Institutions
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  • Accession Number: 01002544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080441157
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2005 1:20PM