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The Rail Freight Challenge For Emerging Economies

Author : Bernard Aritua
ISBN : 9781464813818
Genre : Business & Economics
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This report captures ways in which policy makers and senior officials in railway organizations from emerging economies can accelerate modal shift to rail. Such officials, as well as the general public, aspire for more freight to be moved by rail. The environmental and societal benefits of such a shift are compelling. And yet investment in railways is often not followed by a corresponding increase in freight moved by rail. This report highlights the fact that, in a world of changing global supply chains and logistics, the approach to regaining modal share needs to be different. The expectation that lower cost and efficient rail service will automatically lead to modal shift from road to rail has not been a reality in most emerging economies. Modern railways focus on understanding the logistics of targeted freight and positioning rail transport services as part of an overall logistics system aimed at meeting the needs of customers.
Category: Business & Economics

Freight Rail Security

Author : Cathleen A. Berrick
ISBN : 9781437916713
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An attack on the U.S. freight rail system could be catastrophic because rail cars carrying highly toxic materials often traverse densely populated urban areas. The Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) is the fed. entity primarily responsible for securing freight rail. This report assesses the status of efforts to secure this system. This report discusses: (1) stakeholder efforts to assess risks to the freight rail system and TSA's dev¿t. of a risk-based security strategy; (2) actions stakeholders have taken to secure the system since 2001, TSA's efforts to monitor and assess their effectiveness, and any challenges to implementing future actions; and (3) the extent to which stakeholders have coordinated efforts. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

Ecmt Round Tables European Integration Of Rail Freight Transport

Author : European Conference of Ministers of Transport
ISBN : 9789282113219
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The Round Table looks at how the European railway landscape is being reshaped. In doing so, it presents lessons which stand to benefit transport policy throughout Europe.

Rail Freight Solutions To Roadway Congestion

Author : Joseph Bryan
ISBN : 9780309098939
Genre : Freight and freightage
File Size : 20.9 MB
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This report presents guidance on evaluating the potential feasibility, cost, and benefits of investing in rail freight solutions to alleviate highway congestion from heavy truck traffic. An extensive research effort is documented and accompanied by a set of guidelines that present a three-phased approach to evaluating rail freight solutions: preliminary assessment, detailed analysis, and decision making. This report will be useful for transportation planners in state and regional transportation agencies, freight planners in private transportation companies, and senior decision makers who control the funding andimplementation of transportation investments.
Category: Freight and freightage

Intermodal Freight Transportation

Author : Gary Smalley
ISBN : 1568066139
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Examines recent trends in intermodal rail transportation; assessed the prospects for more intermodal cooperation between the rail and trucking industries; identified problems that limit the effectiveness and benefits of intermodal transportation, and considered whether any federal initiatives might be helpful in encouraging intermodal cooperation. Charts and tables.

Railways Urban Development And Town Planning In Britain 1948 2008

Author : Dr Russell Haywood
ISBN : 9781409488255
Genre : Political Science
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This book provides a critical overview of the relationships between planning and railway management and development during the key period in the 20th Century when the railway was in public ownership: 1948–94. It assesses the strength of the relationships when working in collaboration with the private sector. The book then focuses on the interplay between planning and railway since privatization in 1994 and points to best practice for the future in institutional structures and policy development to secure improved outcomes.
Category: Political Science

Rail Planning Manual

Author : United States. Federal Railroad Administration
ISBN : MINN:30000011627811
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Cable Theft On The Railway

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
ISBN : 0215041496
Genre : Business & Economics
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Last year over 35,000 journeys were delayed or cancelled due cable theft which also cost Network Rail more than £16m. Cable theft from the rail network is part of an increase in metal theft across the country made easy by the way in which stolen metal can be sold to scrap metal dealers. We need urgent reform to improve the audit trail generated by the scrap metal industry so that criminals selling stolen metal into the trade can be identified much more easily. The Committee calls for additional powers for the police to help them in their efforts to combat metal theft. The Government should introduce a new offence of aggravated trespass on the railway to help deter cable thieves. The British Transport Police should be given new powers so that officers can enter both registered and unregistered scrap metal sites along with additional resources to carry out their enforcement work". The Committee also recommends: i) The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 should be reformed so that individuals selling metal have to provide proof of their identity before a transaction can take place; ii) the Government should test the use of cashless trading in the scrap metal industry; iii) there should be greater clarity around compensation arrangements so that train operators cannot profit from disruption caused by cable theft; iv) Network Rail should develop a costed programme of measures to make cable more difficult to steal and v) the Department for Transport should update the Committee on work being undertaken to help passengers stranded on trains near stations to complete their journey
Category: Business & Economics

Priorities For Investment In The Railways

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
ISBN : 0215543971
Genre : Political Science
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Incorporating HC 1056, session 2008-09
Category: Political Science

Surface Freight Transportation

Author : Phillip Herr
ISBN : 9781437982350
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Road, rail, and waterway freight transportation is vital to the nation's economy. Gov't., tax, regulatory, and infrastructure investment policies can affect the costs that shippers pass on to their customers. If gov't. policy gives one mode a cost advantage over another, then shipping prices and customers' use of freight modes can be distorted, reducing the overall efficiency of the nation's economy. This report: (1) describes how gov't. policies can affect competition and efficiency within the surface freight transportation sector; (2) determines what is known about the extent to which all costs are borne by surface freight customers; and (3) discusses the use of the findings when making surface freight transportation policy. Illus. A print on demand report.

British Railways 1948 73

Author : T. R. Gourvish
ISBN : 9780521264808
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is a business history of the first twenty-five years of nationalised railways in Britain. Commissioned by the British Railways Board and based on the Board's extensive archives, it breaks new ground in analysing fully the dynamics of nationalised industry management and, in particular, the complexities of the vital relationship with government. After exploring the origins of nationalisation, the book deals with the organisation, financial performance, investment and commercial policies of the British Transport Commission (1948-2), Railway Executive (1948-53) and British Railways Board (1963-73). The special problems of the railway industry, unique in its complexity, are fully explored, and new calculations of profit and loss, investment, and productivity are provided on a consistent basis for 1948-73. This business history thus represents a major contribution not only to the debate about the role of the railways in a modem economy but also to that concerning the nationalised industries, which have proved to be one of the most enduring problems of the British economy since the War.
Category: Business & Economics

Hc 257 Investing In The Railway

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Transport Committee
ISBN : 9780215081155
Genre : Railroads and state
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The Transport Committee welcomes record investment committed to the 'classic' rail network but calls for greater regional balance in spending. Network Rail must also regain the confidence of passengers following recent disruption. The Committee calls for the Government to take responsibility for rolling stock, to address general shortages and ensure there will be sufficient trains to run on newly-electrified lines. The Committee also concluded: (i) Record levels of funding show a welcome commitment to ’classic' rail but this should be set in a longer-term strategic plan for the rail network, which ties into a wider transport strategy; (ii) The overrunning Christmas engineering works were unacceptable; (iii) Network Rail must have adequate contingency plans. They must also work with Passenger Focus and train operating companies to improve communication with passengers when engineering works fail; (iv) In the light of the change of status of Network Rail the ORR must reconsider whether fining a public sector body remains an effective means for the regulator to exert control; (v) Greater transparency is essential around rail spending. Criteria used to allocate spending should be published.
Category: Railroads and state