Railroads, the Free Enterprise Alternative


Overbey uses this book to argue a novel concept of railroad operation in the US. Dedicated to the competitive marketplace, he suggests a radical restructuring of the industry: creation of privately owned regional roadway companies that would maintain the physical plant, control traffic, and collect tolls from carrier firms.... For those individuals interested in in transportation and business generally, this railroad 'utopia' should be required reading. If Overbey's assumptions about the desirability of private sector control are accepted, his logic is clear and compelling.... A helpful bibliography and a good index are useful additions. Both academic and public libraries." - Choice

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1982


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