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High Speed Rail Planning, Policy, and Engineering, Volume III by Terry L. Koglin

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CHAPTER 6

COST ANALYSIS AND MARKETING

It is assumed that the proposed service will have the lowest out-of-pocket cost per unit of transportation of any comparable service by any mode. This can be achieved initially because of the simplicity of operations, on a single rail line with only two terminals, one in the metropolitan New York City area and the other in the Chicago area. Management and supervision will be fairly uncomplicated so that costs can be strictly controlled. The highest utilization must be made of equipment and labor. Labor must be "direct" as much as possible. The time of train operating crews can easily be designated to certain product. The time for nonoperating personnel must be noted indicating which trains they were doing ...

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