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The Resource Rail system investment analysis : analysis of investment projects from the railroad industry perspective, prepared by Ernst & Ernst, R. L. Banks & Associates, Inc

Rail system investment analysis : analysis of investment projects from the railroad industry perspective, prepared by Ernst & Ernst, R. L. Banks & Associates, Inc

Label
Rail system investment analysis : analysis of investment projects from the railroad industry perspective
Title
Rail system investment analysis
Title remainder
analysis of investment projects from the railroad industry perspective
Statement of responsibility
prepared by Ernst & Ernst, R. L. Banks & Associates, Inc
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study deals with the impact of railroad investments on the profits of all the affected companies in the railroad industry, not just the railroad making the investment. It draws upon interviews with executives at 13 railroads, data on 96 investment projects undertaken or proposed by these railroads, and numerous published sources. The study demonstrates that the investments made by individual railroad companies are sometimes not the best investments from the industry point-of-view, and occasionally do more harm than good. This disparity stems from three factors: the railroads' indifference to the impacts which their investments have on other railroads; the limitations on the size of investments caused by the fragmentation of the industry's capital resources; and the administrative barriers to the undertaking of joint projects within the industry. The study describes each of these factors and discusses their implications for railroads and governments
Cataloging source
TRL
Funding information
This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation.
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE18.5
LC item number
.A323 no., DOT-, TPI-10-, 78-35
Literary form
non fiction
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Ernst & Ernst
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • R.L. Banks & Associates
  • United States
  • United States
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  • Railroads
  • Investment analysis
  • Capital investments
Label
Rail system investment analysis : analysis of investment projects from the railroad industry perspective, prepared by Ernst & Ernst, R. L. Banks & Associates, Inc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "DOT-TPI-10-78-35"--Cover
  • Prepared for Office of Intermodal Transportation, U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Suboptimization of profits -- Divided capital resources -- Administrative impediments to joint projects -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Key attributes of the 96 sample projects
Control code
4082205
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
64 pages in various pagings
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)4082205
Label
Rail system investment analysis : analysis of investment projects from the railroad industry perspective, prepared by Ernst & Ernst, R. L. Banks & Associates, Inc
Publication
Note
  • "DOT-TPI-10-78-35"--Cover
  • Prepared for Office of Intermodal Transportation, U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Suboptimization of profits -- Divided capital resources -- Administrative impediments to joint projects -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Key attributes of the 96 sample projects
Control code
4082205
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
64 pages in various pagings
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)4082205

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