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Title:Short Line Impacts on Customer Service Levels for Grain Shippers
Authors:Frank Dooley
Publication Date:Jul 1989
Report #:SP-94
TRID #:01790159
Keywords:economic analysis, grain elevators, level of service, short line railroads
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers



The overall purpose of this report is to objectively and quantitatively assess the potential impact that short line operations have upon service levels to grain shippers. Specifically, the first goal is to ascertain whether creating short line railroads has resulted in improvement or decline in the quality of service provided to country grain elevators. The second goal is to determine if elevators located on short lines have increased the volume of grain shipped by rail.

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