EFFECTS OF RAILROAD ABANDONMENT ON THE MODAL DISTRIBUTION OF TRAFFIC AND RELATED COSTS

Legislation easing abandonment of unprofitable branch lines or permitting subsidies for continued operation can have effects on the rest of the transportation industry, on users of affected lines and on the economies of the primarily rural areas served by these lines. This paper summarizes the results of a study which had the objective of determining the extent of some of these effects. Included are the transport costs of affected rail users, the resulting public-sector and private-sector investment requirements and energy consumption.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Weinblatt, H
    • Matzzie, D E
    • Harman, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00180306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM