The Decline of Railroad Commutation

  title={The Decline of Railroad Commutation},
  author={George Woodman Hilton},
  journal={Business History Review},
  pages={171 - 187}
  • G. Hilton
  • Published 1962
  • Economics, History
  • Business History Review
This article traces the economic factors in the decline of the railroad commuter business and examines the recent public-policy issues. The author is extremely skeptical of the rebirth of railroad commutation under any institutional arrangements and predicts further decline and possibly eventual extinction. 

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