A GOVERNMENT VIEW OF ELECTRIFICATION

Title V of the 4R Act makes provision for government assistance for railroad electrification. Reasons that no applications have been made for such assistance are discussed. Direct funding of electrification or government ownership of electrification facilities with leases that allow costs to be operational rather than capital are a possibility ultimately. Railroad industry support for assistance on electrification would be necessary; it is unlikely that Congress would force such steps on a reluctant industry.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 83-85
  • Monograph Title: RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION: THE ISSUES
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM