Railroad Investment Analysis from a Public Sector Perspective: Financial Assistance under Title V

This paper describes how the enactment of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 – the 4R Act – established a new and active role for the Federal Government in aiding railroads, nationwide, to meet the costs of renewing facilities and replacing outdated equipment – and in the long term to restore the industry to economic self-sufficiency. As such, the Government’s role clearly recognizes the economic necessity of a viable national railroad network and the urgent need to address the critical issues of deteriorating facilities and system rationalization. The immediate program is interim in nature. Studies under section 504 and 901 of the 4R Act will identify the longer term needs of the industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    P.O. Box 5074
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105
  • Authors:
    • Swinburn, Charlie
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Volume XVIII, Number 1
  • Pagination: pp 444-445
  • Monograph Title: Transportation in Transition. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2008 10:11AM