TITLE

DAMN LIES REVISITED: REVENUE PER TON-MILE AS A RATE SURROGATE

AUTHOR(S)
Nolan, James
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy;Spring2004, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p313
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on efficiency of the U.S. rail deregulation. It has been found that the rail deregulation sparked increases in factor productivity and decreases in shipping rates. It highlighted the significant drop in the U.S. freight rates that has ostensibly occurred since the Staggers Rail Act of 1980. Furthermore, while the continued productivity gains that have been obtained by railroads since the beginning of the American rail industry are well documented, the article questions whether or not actual freight rates in the U.S. have decreased as a consequence of rail deregulation in the 1980's. A discussion about the American experience with its relevance to Canadian policy has also been described.
ACCESSION #
13880493

 

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