STATUS REPORT ON THE RATEMAKING REFORMS OF THE 4-R ACT: A REVIEW OF THE SECTION 202 (G) STUDIES

Section 202, Railroad Ratemaking, of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, was to increase the flexibility of ratemaking by U.S. railroads. The Section mandated studies by DOT and ICC; this report examines the results of the "somewhat unreasonable" tasks assigned the two agencies. The ICC's effort is rated as of higher quality, but neither study addressed the issue of why carriers might make limited use of several of the Section 202 provisions. It was concluded in both that the provisions would have but limited impact; they agreed on the factors inhibiting the use of the provisions but did not concur in their relative importance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  USA  20423

    Association of Interstate Commerce Com Practitners

    1112 ICC Building, 12th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Authors:
    • Allen, B J
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00189050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM