The State of U.S. Railroads

The State of U.S. Railroads

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U.S. railroads have improved their productivity, but increasing freight volume threatens performance-degrading capacity constraints. This report describes the current state of railroad capacity and performance for freight transportation. The public consequences of private investment decisions justify a public role in addressing concerns about railroads, but better data and analysis are needed to inform transportation policymaking.A Review of Capacity and Performance Data Brian Weatherford, Henry H. Willis, David Santana Ortiz ... 70 19 75 198 0 198 5 199 0 199 1 199 2 199 3 199 4 199 5 199 6 199 7 199 8 199 9 200 0 200 1 200 2 200 3 200 4 200 5 Year SOURCE: Based on data from AAR (2006, p. ... Between 1925 and 1960, the railroad industry underwent a technological transformation from steam power to diesel- electric.


Title:The State of U.S. Railroads
Author: Brian Weatherford, Henry H. Willis, David Santana Ortiz
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2008
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