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American Railroads; Government Control and Reconstruction Policies (Paperback) Loot Price: R357
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American Railroads; Government Control and Reconstruction Policies (Paperback): William James Cunningham

American Railroads; Government Control and Reconstruction Policies (Paperback)

William James Cunningham

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Reprinted by permission from The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, November, 1919. Publication No. 1342. The Accomplishments Of The United States Railroad Administration In Unifying And Standardizing The Statistics Of Operation Assistant Director of Operation, United States Railroad HE standardization of statistics of opera tion, brought about by the centralized control of the United States Railroad Administration, was intended primarily to aid the Director General and his staff, the Regional Directors, and the Federal Managers of the individual railroads, in keeping closer check on the efficiency of operation, as measured by units of transportation, equipment utilization and operating costs. Railroad officers, as a whole, now know more than they knew before about the details of the operation of their own properties, and they now know very much more than they knew before about their relative performance in comparison with neighboring roads. The publication of the monthly summaries by roads and by regions makes possible easy comparison of the By William J. Cunningham Administration Professor of Transportation, Harvard University, on leave of absence. results on one road with those of other roads operating under similar conditions, and enables each Regional Director to measure the efficiency of his region with that of neighboring regions without uncertainty or qualification as to bases and methods. The value of the information made available by the new plan is not confined to railroad managers. The published summaries have opened up to the public regulating authorities, economists, investors and other students of transportation, a wealth of data which heretofore have not been available in comprehensive form or...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William James Cunningham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-99444-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-99444-4
Barcode: 9781150994449

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