RAILWAYS INTO ROADS{

DISCONTINUANCE OF RAILROADS IN ENGLAND AND THE CONVERSION OF THEIR ROAD BEDS TO HIGHWAYS IS DISCUSSED. ARGUMENTS ARE THAT THE GEOGRAPHY OF ENGLAND MAKES RAILROADS UNNECESSARY, THAT THE CONVERSION WOULD COST LESS THAN BUILDING NEW ROADS, AND THAT THE RAILROADS ALREADY GO WHERE THE ROADS OUGHT TO GO. RESERVATION OF SOME ROADBEDS FOR BUSES AND TRUCKS WOULD PROVIDE NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION FOR FORMER TRAIN USERS. INCREASED USE OF CARS AND BUSES WOULD AUGMENT THE REVENUE FROM GASOLINE AND USER TAXES. A SOLUTION TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT THUS ENGENDERED WOULD NEED TO BE FOUND.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No 2454, PP 16-18
  • Authors:
    • Lloyd, T I
  • Publication Date: 1966-7

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  • Accession Number: 00201301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1994 12:00AM