Productivity in U.S. Railroads

Productivity in U.S. Railroads

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: Arnold D. Kerr, Alain L. Kornhauser
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188928

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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

  • Introduction

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188928

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Arnold D. Kerr

Alain L. Kornhauser

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