Technical Reports

Analysis of the Behavioral Relationships of Railroad Track Maintenance Spending

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1982
AUTHOR: R. G. LePage
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-82/06
SUBJECT: Safety Regulatory Analysis
KEYWORDS: Track Maintenance Expenditures, Track Safety Standards, Track-Related Accidents, Train Speeds, Class I Railroads
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the activities and results of the research effort on Class I railroads operating in 1978 and between 1962 and 1977. Five tasks have been presented as follows: Cl) industry interviews, (2) hypothesis development, (3) data acquisition, (4) model development, and (5) forecast and assessment of results through the year 1990. Application of the model to the 1978-90 forecast for the Class I industry as a whole demonstrated the utility of the model as a means of assisting Federal policy evaluation and analysis.
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