Productivity in U.S. Railroads - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080238715, 9781483188928

Productivity in U.S. Railroads

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at Princeton University, July 27-28, 1977

Editors: Arnold D. Kerr Alain L. Kornhauser
eBook ISBN: 9781483188928
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 152
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Productivity in U.S. Railroads documents the proceedings of a symposium held at Princeton University on July 27-28, 1977, concerning the problem areas and rehabilitation of the railroads in U.S. to help improve productivity. This compilation is divided into four parts. The first part tackles the work rules in the railroad industry, including the types and those rules affected by government intervention. This part also discusses productivity, specifically the issues concerning the crews and the labor management. This text goes on explaining the rehabilitation of tracks and its implications for economic productivity. The last two parts discuss the utilization of equipment and the intermodal cooperation and competition. This book will benefit government officials concerned with public railroads, civil engineering students, shippers, and investment community.

Table of Contents


Part I: Work Rules and Productivity

Evolution of Work Rules in the Railroad Industry

The Crew Consist Issue in the Railroad Industry

The Labor-Management Task Force on Rail Transportation

Labor-Management Cooperation Program

Part II: Track Rehabilitation Productivity

Railroad Track Rehabilitation and Improved Productivity

Plans and Progress in Rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor

Conrail's Rehabilitation Plan

Federal Assistance for Rehabilitation

Part III: Equipment Utilization and Productivity

How to Run a Railroad

Implementation of Car Scheduling

Incremental Per Diem and Equipment Utilization

Part IV: Intermodal Cooperation and Competition

Intermodal Realities

Intermodal Cooperation with the Trucking Industry

Intermodal Cooperation with the Waterway Operators



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