A PROSPECTUS FOR CHANGE IN THE FREIGHT RAILROAD INDUSTRY

This study examines the nature and extent of the problems facing the railroad industry, concentrating on the industry's ability to finance capital expenditures from the private sector. The current condition of railroad facilities is analyzed in determining future investment requirements. The desirability of restructuring the rail system to improve its efficiency and thus reduce the need for large-scale public assistance is explored. Government policy toward the rights-of-way of the other modes is discussed. Effects of deregulation and other policy reform are also explored.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Preliminary Report by the Secretary of Transportation. Submitted in accordance with sections 504 and 901 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-210).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM