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In the 19th century, steamboats plied the Red River between Fargo, Grand Forks and Winnipeg. By 1900, regular railroad service for freight and passengers connected the two nations on that route. Rail passenger service between the two countries continued until 1971. Surface passengers were carried by...

 

This paper describes how four state capital cities are using bus rapid transit, in conjunction with other transit options, to improve mobility in congested city centers. The four cities, Denver, CO, St. Paul, MN, Boston, MA, and Hartford CT, all take slightly different approaches with several using historic...

 

This paper outlines historical circumstances, changes to labor law and negotiations between unions and railroads that have led to reductions in train crews. The author suggests that, in the wake of a fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, Amtrak and commuter passenger authorities should err on the...

 

For more than a decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has cited "railroad operations" as one of the best-paying careers for high school graduates. The author suggests economic circumstances that have kept railroads profitable and a legal environment that favors predictability and limits conflict with...

 

This paper will discuss a recent example of a trademark from a now-defunct airline that was shown to continue to have significant value because of its familiarity around the world and because of the style of travel that it represents. This paper will also recap a number of additional railway trademark...

 

With higher fuel costs and changing economic conditions, travel behavior and the level and allocation of resources in highways, rail, air, and transit service in rural areas, may be changing. The objective of this study is to determine the attitude of would-be passengers in their choice of mode and the...

 

The overall purpose of this report is to evaluate the perspectives and practice of economic and safety regulation of local and regional short line railroads. Specific objectives are to: (1) review the dynamics of the short line railroad spin-off movement in the United States and the Mountain-Plains Consortium...

 

This report discusses past and present Amtrak passenger service in North Dakota.

 

The objectives of the report are to provide a general overview of the institutional factors affecting rail labor negotiations and identify issues central to rail labor negotiations in 1988.

 

Rail line abandonment is a process designed to allow railroads a means for disposing of unprofitable lines. This paper discusses this process.

 
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