Railroad Restructuring

This paper describes how it seems appropriate at the outset to consider the meaning (in the context of today’s rail problem) of the word “restructuring.” Presumably it does mean rehabilitation, since that important subject is separately discussed in another paper, but restructuring may in some cases may be a prerequisite to or at least a handmaiden of rehabilitation. It seems clear that restructuring is intended to alleviate the specific ill of today’s railroads in the United States which many writers refer to as Balkanizaiton. It is the corporate structure and the geographic extent of the corporation’s ownership or trackage rights, and thus operating rights, with which the paper is concerned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    P.O. Box 5074
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105
  • Authors:
    • Bixler, Herbert E
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Volume XVIII, Number 1
  • Pagination: pp 500-502
  • Monograph Title: Transportation in Transition. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting

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  • Accession Number: 01105400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2008 11:03AM