AMTRAK: AN EXPERIMENT IN RAIL SERVICE

This report analyzes the present and future contributions of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to the national transportation system. Chapter 1 reviews the major legislation affecting Amtrak and discusses Amtrak's program (labor, commissary, reservations, route expansion, etc.) with respect to the goals outlined by Congress. Chapter 2 analyzes Amtrak's performance in serving the national goals of safety, energy conservation, environmental protection, and provision of adequate service. The economic efficiency of the system is also analyzed. Chapter 3 examines possible future contributions of Amtrak to the same national goals between now and the year 1990. Chapter 4 offers a summary of the findings and some recommendations for restructuring the Amtrak system to reduce the operating deficit and maximize its contribution to national goals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Policy Study Commission

    1750 K Street, NW, Suite 800
    Washington, DC  USA  20005

    Northeastern University

    Boston, MA  USA  02115
  • Authors:
    • Mulvey, F P
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 210 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Transportation Policy Study Commission
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTPSC/SR-78/02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM