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Title:The Effects of Local and Regional Railroads on Intermodal and Intramodal Competition
Authors:Denver Tolliver
Publication Date:Nov 1989
Report #:DP-77
TRID #:00493632
Keywords:competition, costs, distance, grain, impacts, motor carriers, railroads, railroad traffic, sales, shipments, traffic density
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



The organization structure of railroads in the Upper Great Plains region is rapidly changing. Class I carriers such as the Burlington Northern are selling their branch lines to new rail operators. Line sale, on a significant scale, may affect traditional competitive relationships among railroads and between railroads and motor carriers. The purpose of this study is to assess the potential impacts of local and regional railroads on intramodal and intermodal competition in North Dakota.

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