Railroad deregulation impact on coal by Ercan Tukenmez

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Statementprepared by Ercan Tukenmez.
ContributionsUnited States. Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric, and Alternate Fuels.
LC ClassificationsHE2321.C6 T84 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 55 p. :
Number of Pages55
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Open LibraryOL2817830M
LC Control Number83602734

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Through a collection of captivating photographs, Railroads of Omaha and. Increasing public interest in deregulation led to a series of federal laws beginning in with the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act.

The deregulation of the trucking industry began with the Motor Carrier Act ofwhich was signed into law by President Carter on July 1, Although the primary story concerns the demise of the Rock Island, the book addresses trends in the railroad industry as a whole in the s and s.

Various crises such as the Penn Central bankruptcy and the creation of Conrail led to reforms such as the Staggers Act ofwhich essentially deregulated the industry. Deregulation has also made it easier for nonunion workers to get jobs in the trucking industry.

This new competition has sharply eroded the strength of the drivers' union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Before deregulation ICC-regulated truckers paid unionized workers about 50 percent more than comparable workers in other industries.

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Deregulation occurs in one of three ways. First, Congress can vote to repeal a law. Second, the president can issue an executive order to remove the regulation. Third, a federal agency can stop enforcing the law. In certain industries, the barriers to entry are decreased to small or new companies, fostering innovation, competition, and.

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To the north, the newly formed Canadian National Railway was itself a Crown corporation, owned by the Canadian government. Its rival, Canadian Pacific, was a private corporation, but both were closely regulated, as were the nationalized railroads of Mexico beginning in the late s.

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