Federal Government controlling railroads?

Asked By: John R - 7/21/2009
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Avio is quite correct. The aftermath of deregulation that came about a couple of decades ago did in fact benefit carriers and shippers. What is lesser known is the ramifications felt on differing levels and even as of today are still being felt and creating change in the work force... More
Answered By: Samurai Hoghead - 7/21/2009
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Don't know. If they are doing a good job, why then do we need the government controlling things. They have enough to do.
Answered By: 1saintofGod - 7/21/2009
Railroads are "controlled" on a day-to-day basis by teams of technical and financial experts who are employees of privately-owned companies. In some aspects of their operation, railroads abide by rules and regulations established by government egencies... More
Answered By: aviophage - 7/21/2009
They do not "Control" the railroads, they regulate the interstate traffic.
Answered By: Dan W - 7/21/2009
Nope, the gov't took over the railroads in WW I for national security... More
Answered By: Rango - 7/21/2009
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