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Fair rates and rates of return in a deregulated rail industry

by Ann Fetter Friedlaender

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Published by Dept. of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAnn F. Friedlaender
SeriesWorking paper / Department of Economics -- no. 576, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 576.
ContributionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p. ;
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24637213M
OCLC/WorldCa24151040

Revenue per Employee Comment: Revenue per employee fell on trailing twelve months basis ending 2 Q for the Railroads Industry to , $ compare to twelve month period ending 1 Q , but remained above Railroads Industry average. Within Transportation sector only one Industry has achieved higher Revenue per employee. Revenue per employee total ranking . On 30 November the rail industry, under the auspices of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), announced that the average fares increase for would be %. This overall figure masks differences between different routes and types of ticket. The maximum increase for regulated fares in was %, based on the July Retail Price Index (RPI).

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per full-time workers in rail transportation. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or.   Congress began to relax regulations, allowing rail carriers to set rates on a competitive basis without significant oversight by the ICC. In , the Staggers Act, along with the Motor Carrier Act, deregulated motor carriers and partially deregulated the rail industry.

  But unlike the airline and trucking deregulation acts, the Staggers Act only partially deregulated the freight railroad industry. The act provided the railroads with a high level of freedom in setting rates, gave the railroads the right to negotiate private contracts with shippers, and made it easier for railroads to abandon unprofitable lines.   7. Valuation treatment of large facilities such as power plants, dams, or rail yards: Such facilities at fair market value are valued by municipalities. Most new power plants are taxed as a result of a payment-in-lieu of taxes agreement (PILOTs) between power plant and the city or town. 8. Apportionment method(s) required by statute: Not.


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Fair rates and rates of return in a deregulated rail industry by Ann Fetter Friedlaender Download PDF EPUB FB2

A deregulated rail industry. Market Overview Corn, wheat, and soybeans are included in this analysis of rail industry deregulation on rate differentials in production agriculture.

Figure 1 shows that these three commodities account-ed for approximately 92 percent of U.S. grain and oilseed production between and rail rate indices by including information from the secondary rail market, fuel surcharges, and tariff rates into a weekly index that covers the period between and The improved indices show a higher level of detail than annualized indices, allowing for a more thorough analysis of grain rates.

They show grain rail rates generallyCited by: 2. Partial economic deregulation for private freight railroads nearly 40 years ago saved the industry from ruin.

This market-based, balanced framework — overseen by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) — allows freight railroads to manage assets and pricing without overt government intervention while also providing a venue for shippers to address rail service concerns. Friedlaender, A.F., "Fair Rates and Rates of Return in a deregulated Rail Industry," Working papersMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.

Braeutigam, Ronald R & Daughety, Andrew F & Turnquist, Mark A, Rail Freight Rates – STB Rate Reform Task Force Issues its Report May 2, Octo Rail Rates, Rail Industry News In January Chairman Ann Begeman formed a Rail Rate Reform Task Force to recommend improvements to the existing rate review processes and to propose new rate review methodologies.

Regardless of whether rates are increased or decreased, the Act stipulates that individual railroads may determine specific rates for each shipment, depending upon demand and competitive forces.

That competitive rates are now very popular is evidenced by the fact that nearly 70 per cent of the freight revenue earned by railroads in is due. Rail Transportation in the US industry trends () Rail Transportation in the US industry outlook () poll Average industry growth x.x lock Purchase this report or a membership to unlock the average company profit margin for this industry.

Market Size & Industry Statistics. The total U.S. industry market size for Rail Transportation: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Rail Rate Checker Plus (RRC+) represents the best productivity improvement for transportation departments to come along in a long time. With RRC+ hundreds of your rail movements can be updated in seconds with just the click of a button.

This means that time no longer needs to be a consideration in costing, benchmarking and calculating the proper fuel surcharge for your. the five rail territories in the U.S.

Furthermore, detailed tables for major commodity groups as well as regional data are in the Appendix. RVC Ranges and Rate Premium for all Commodities () Inmore than half (57 percent) of all rail rates exceeded % RVC, with a total premium of more than $16 billion.

The efficiency benefits of U.S. rail industry deregulation are well documented in previous studies of rail productivity and declining rail rates. This research provides new insight regarding the accrual of these benefits within the grain industry. A disaggregate study of corn, wheat, and soybean rates across nine producing regions, shows that in recent years the railroads ability to.

Since partial deregulation of the railroad industry inreal rail rates have fallen. Yet, previous studies are inconclusive in identifying deregulation as the reason for lower rates. Ann F. Friedlaender, "Coal Rates and Revenue Adequacy in a Quasi-Regulated Rail Industry," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol.

23(3), pagesAutumn. Gaskins Darius W., "Regulation of Freight Railroads in the Modern Era: - ," Review of Network Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 7(4), pagesDecember. Moody’s Investors Service has lowered its outlook for the North American freight rail industry to negative from stable amid expectations that overall freight volumes could fall by % to 3% over the next 12 to 18 months.

The credit ratings firm also expects rail industry revenue to be relatively flat during the same period. A deregulated rail system has proved to be a safer one. JU By co3T,son, the average return on invested capital in U.S. industry last year was percent. There are only two ways that. These are some of the findings of the sixth UNIFE World Rail Market Study, conducted by Roland Berger and commissioned by the European Rail Industry Association (UNIFE).

Experts predict that urban transport will demonstrate the highest growth rates, whereas in absolute figures the demand will remain strongest in regional and long-distance travel. ORR works to ensure that the rail market is competitive and fair – An overview of the rail industry in Great Britain.

Title: An overview of the rail industry in Great Britain Author: Office of Rail and Road Created Date: 2/10/ PM. Roe Comment: Railroads Industry returned in 1 Q % on shareholder's equity, above Industry average return on equity. Despite detoriation in net income, Industry improved ROE compare to previous quarter.

Within Transportation sector, Railroads Industry achieved highest return on on equity total ranking has deteriorated compare to previous quarter.

3. Economic and econometric model of rail rates and quantities. In this section, I propose a model of pricing behavior for the railroad industry, based on the models of the rail industry of Wilson et al.

() and of firm pricing behavior outlined in Bresnahan (). I then consider the reduced form of that model and propose several theories. This Rail Safety Statistics Report analyzes event data collected through the State Safety Oversight (SSO) program and provides a snapshot of the safety performance of the rail transit industry for the seven-year period of calendar year (CY) through CY This report focuses on the types of.

In Australia deregulated its motor carrier industry. Contrary to the prognostications of the pro-regulators, the subsequent turn of events was quite salutary.

The resulting competition has not been "destructive." It has not resulted in monopoly. Both truck and rail services have improved. No shortage of capacity has resulted.The Transportation Act of essentially cartelized the railroad industry and mandated that the Interstate Commerce Commission establish rates to provide a “fair rate of return.” The ICC was given complete authority over entry, abandonment, mergers, minimum rates, intrastate rates, and the issuing of new securities.The overall trends since still show that as a portion of total rail industry funding, passengers are paying more and taxpayers (via government subsidies) are paying less.

In /12 the government gave £ billion in support to the rail industry, compared to a total £ billion from passenger fares revenue.