Railroad Regulation: Economic and Financial Impacts of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980: Rced-90-80

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the economic and financial impacts of the Staggers Rail Act on railroads and shippers; (2) analyzed the financial performance of the railroad industry; and (3) compared railroads' financial performance with that of other transportation industries. GAO found that: (1) the Staggers Rail Act provided greater rate-setting and contracting freedom; (2) cost reduction measures, abandonments, sales of unprofitable lines, and productivity improvements made the railroad ...

Railroad Regulation: Economic and Financial Impacts of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980: Rced-90-80 2013, Bibliogov

ISBN-13: 9781289024086

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