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“A National Discourse on Transportation Policy and Regulation” National Center for Intermodal Transportation May 27, 2009. Policy Perspectives from the Freight Rail Sector George Avery Grimes, P.E., Ph.D. CIH Capital Partners Denver, CO. Economic Regulatory Goals.

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“A National Discourse on Transportation Policy and Regulation”National Center for Intermodal Transportation May 27, 2009

Policy Perspectives from the Freight Rail Sector

George Avery Grimes, P.E., Ph.D.

CIH Capital Partners

Denver, CO


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Economic Regulatory Goals

  • Use current economic theory and techniques

  • Incorporate actual industry practice and experience

  • Promote long-run investment and welfare of all users

  • Promote private resolution of disputes

  • Adjust to changing conditions but minimize short-run winners and losers


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Relationship of Price & CapEx

P = dFCF/dQ + OpExV + CapExV

declining prices = declining CapEx

Where:

P = Price

FCF = Free Cash Flow

Q = Quantity

OpExV = variable operating expense

CapExV = variable capital expenditure


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Relationship of Price & CapEx

Price = change in Free Cash Flow + variable Operating Expenses + variable Capital Expenses


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Public Policy Perspectives:Operating Expenditures and Capital Spending should be treated similarly

  • Regulatory Treatment

  • Public Funding

  • Tax Policy

  • Investor Perspective


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