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The Railroad Mode of Transportation. Lecture Outline. Introduction Early Modes of Transportation in the U.S. Common Goals and Functions of the Railroad Industry Early Regulations Passenger Systems Recent Significant Legislation Current Freight Statistics for the Industry

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lecture outline
Lecture Outline
  • Introduction
  • Early Modes of Transportation in the U.S.
  • Common Goals and Functions of the Railroad Industry
  • Early Regulations
  • Passenger Systems
  • Recent Significant Legislation
  • Current Freight Statistics for the Industry
  • Benefits to the Environment
  • Employment Opportunities for Civil Engineers in the Railroad Industry
  • Questions and Discussion
introduction
Introduction
  • Adequate Transportation System
  • Efficient Movement of Goods and People
  • Provides No Basic Intrinsic Value
  • Provides “Value Added”
early modes of transportation in the u s
Early Modes of Transportation in the U.S.
  • Waterways
  • Crude Roads
  • Rivers/Canals 1700’s
  • Railroads 1830
  • Better Roads Trucks/Automobiles early 1920’s
  • Air – Passengers 1950s
  • Interstates Trucks/Automobiles early 1960s
common goals functions of the railroad industry
The movement of Freight and People in the most efficient manner possible

Principal Function in U.S.

Hauling Freight (40%)

Characteristics

Fast

Reliable

Convenient

Economical

Safe/Secure

Fuel Efficient

Environmentally Friendly

Common Goals & Functions of the Railroad Industry
early regulations
Early Regulations
  • Land Grants (1850-1870)
    • Business Transactions
    • Development
    • Repaid
  • Interstate Commerce Commission (1887)
  • Surface Transportation Board (1995-1996)
passenger systems
Passenger Systems
  • Until 1971 Railroad Companies
  • After 1971 Amtrak / VIA Rail, Intercity
  • High Speed (short / medium), Intercity
  • Rapid Transit, Urban
  • Commuter, Suburban
recent significant legislation
1971 Amtrak

1973 3R Act

1976 4R Act

1980 Staggers (Deregulation)

1983 RRB / Depreciation

1992 ISTEA

1998 T21

2004 SAFETEA-LU

Recent Significant Legislation
employment opportunities for civil engineers in the railroad industry
Employment Opportunities for Civil Engineers in the Railroad Industry

Types of Jobs for CE’s

  • Engineering
    • Design & Construction
    • Maintenance
  • Transportation
    • Operations
employment opportunities for civil engineers in the railroad industry23
Sources of Jobs for CE’s

Railroad Company

Class I

Regional

Short Line

Transit/Commuter

Engineering Consultants

Contractors

Suppliers/Services

Government Agency

Employment Opportunities for Civil Engineers in the Railroad Industry