Delp, Ukhaneva, Mayo quoted in Transport Topics’ coverage of Freight Rail Colloquium
Several speakers at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business’ “The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry” colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other transportation industries June 16. Amanda Delp, a research assistant at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, began her talk entitled “Trucking and Rail: Co-opetition in Intermodal Freight Traffic” with an historic review of rail versus shipping and trucking. “Each industry came with it own benefits,” Delp said. Trucking’s benefits were accommodating shorter-distance travel and its flexibility. “Wherever there was a road” trucking could gain a competitive edge, she said, while rail was better for distances of 725 miles or farther.