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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AND THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

AND AERONAUTICS

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 12891, H.R. 5385, H.R. 13487, H.R. 10694,

and S. 1149 (AND ALL IDENTICAL AND SIMILAR BILLS) MATTERS RELATING TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND REGULATORY CHANGES AFFECTING SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

CARRIERS

MARCH 26, 27, AND 28; JUNE 27 AND 28; AND JULY 2 AND 3, 1974

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HA RLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman TOR BERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota JOHN E. MOSS, California

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

DAN KUYKENDALL, Tennessee J.J. PICKLE, Texas

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida BROCK ADAMS, Washington

JOHN WARE, Pennsylvania W. 8. (BILL) STUCKEY, JR., Georgia

JOHN Y. MCCOLLISTER, Nebraska PETER N. KYROS, Maino

DICK SHOUP, Montana BOB ECKHARDT, Texas

BARRY M. GOLDWATER, JR., California RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina NORMAN F. LENT, New York BERTRAM L. PODELL, New York

H. JOHN HEINZ III, Pennsylvania HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey

WILLIAM H. HUDNUT III, Indiana JAMES W. SYMINGTON, Missouri

SAMUEL H. YOUNG, Illinois
CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois
RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois
GOODLOE E. BYRON, Maryland
WILLIAM R. ROY, Kansas
JOHN BRECKINRIDGE, Kentucky
THOMAS A. LUKEN, Ohio

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, Assistant Clerk

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND AERONAUTICS

JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma, Chairman JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

DAN KUYKENDALL, Tennessee BROCK ADAMS, Washington

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas BERTRAM L. PODELL, New York

LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey

DICK SHOUP, Montana RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois

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CONTENTS

Hearings held on-

Page

March 26, 1974.

1

March 27, 1974.

313

March 28, 1974.

385

June 27, 1974...

411

June 28, 1974.

551

July 2, 1974.

657
July 3, 1974.

697

Text of -

H.R. 1173.

186

H.R. 5385

37

H.R. 6390.

186

H.R. 6777

125

H.R. 6880.

37

H.R. 10694.

169

H.R. 11317.

169

H.R. 12891.

3

H.R. 13487-

98

S. 1149.

193

Report of

Civil Aeronautics Board on H.R. 5385...

253

Comptroller General of the United States on:

H.R. 5385.

253

H.R. 6777..

261

H.R. 12891.

263

Federal Maritime Commission on H.R. 5385, H.R. 12891, H.R.

13487, S. 1149, and related bills..

265

Federal Reserve System on H.R. 5385.-

270

Interstate Commerce Commission on H.R. 13487.

271

Office of Emergency Preparedness, Executive Office of the President

on H.R. 5385..

271

Statement of -

Ailes, Stephen, president, Association of American Railroads.

412

Alexander, Hon. Bill, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Arkansas..

317

Bagge, Carl E.,
president, National Coal Association.

542
Barnum, John W., Under Secretary, Department of Transportation -

276
Beattie, Don, executive secretary, Congress of Railway Unions -- 657
Binder, Robert H., Assistant Secretary for Policy, Plans and Inter-
national Affairs, Department of Transportation...

276

Bixby, Willis, vice president, Transportation Association of America - 366

Breithaupt, Harry J., Jr., general counsel, Association of America

Railroads.

412

Bresnahan, William A., president, American Trucking Association. 412, 461

Brinegar, Hon. Claude S., Secretary, Department of Transportation. 276

Brooks, Robert J., Director, Office of Proceedings, Interstate Com-

merce Commission.

329

Byrne, Thomas, Assistant to the Director of Operations, Interstate

Commerce Commission..

329

Conway, Richard, counsel, Railway Progress Institute

688

Creedy, John A., president, Water Transport Association... 412, 476

Daleiden, Francis P., chairman, Traffic and Transportation Com-

mittee, National Association of Food Chains..-

552, 591

Donelan, John, counsel, National Industrial Traffic League

552

Ferguson, Allen R., president, Public Interest Economics Center... 717

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Statement of-Continued

Page Flint, Sam H., vice president, Quaker Oats Co.

552, 568 Gross, John E., chairman, Traffic Committee, American Iron & Steel Co.

552, 573 Hickey, William J., attorney, Railroad Shop Craft Unions. 657, 673 Horton, Hon. Frank, a Representative in Congress from the State of New York.

313 Jewell, David, treasurer, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

385 Kahn, Fritz R., General Counsel, Insterstate Commerce Commission.. 329 Kolins, Ronald K., counsel, National Association of Food Chains. 552 Krzyminski, James, assistant general counsel, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

705 Lane, Leonard, in behalf of the Sierra Club, Environmental Policy and Friends of the Earth...

717, 736 Lederer, Brian, National Consumers Congress.

717, 742 Lennartson, Nils, president, Railway Progress Institute..

688 McCollister, Hon. John Y., a Representative in Congress from the State of Nebraska..

697 McGrath, Joseph B., counsel, Transportation Committee, Forest Industries Council..

-- 552, 581 McIntosh, Clarence, executive secretary, Railway Labor Executives' Association..

657 Mahoney, William G., attorney, Congress of Railway Unions and Railway Labor Executives' Association...

657 Miller, Paul V., American Iron & Steel Co.

552 Morrow, Giles, general counsel, Freight Forwarders Institute.

403 Olsen, Ernie, Assistant Director, Bureau of Traffic, Interstate Commerce Commission..

329 Olson, Roy E., transportation executive, Forest Industries Council -- 552 Pearce, Jack, counsel, Committee on Modern Efficient Transportation (COMET)

552, 561 Pickle, Hon. J. J., a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas...

271 Rea, Bryce, Jr., Central and Southern Motor Freight Tariff Association, Inc., et al.

412, 509 Rodgers, Paul, administrative director and general counsel, National

Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)----- 385 Rush, Henri F., Jr., Deputy Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation

276 Scoggin, James R., chairman, Transportation Committee, National Grain and Feed Association...

711 Sender, Stanton P., National Industrial Traffic League..

552 Sheehy, David T., American Waterways Operators, Inc.

412, 502 Smith, Frank, senior vice president, Transportation Association of America.

366 Smith, James R., president, American Waterways Operators, Inc.- 412 Smith, Hon. Neal, a Representative in Congress from the State of Iowa.-

697 Snow, John W., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Plans and International Affairs, Department of Transportation

276 Stafford, Hon. George M., Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission.

329 Tierney, Paul J., president, Transportation Association of America 366 Washer, Charles A., transportation counsel, American Retail Federation..

552, 595 Wheeler, Ed, president, Fertilizer Institute of America.

617 Additional information submitted for the record by

American Farm Bureau Federation, John Datt, director, congressional
relations, statement..

758 American Paper Institute, letter dated July 10, 1974, from Roy E.

Olson, director of Transportation and Distribution, to Congress-
man Adams reviews on a modification of the administration's
suspension proposal.--

607 American Trucking Association, attachment to Mr. Breshnahan's pre

pared statement, Table 1.-Freight revenues, total operating reve-
nues, net railway operating income, and net ordinary income and
returns on investment class I line-haul railways by districts, 1973
(ranked according to total operating revenues).

473

Additional information submitted for the record by-Continued

Associated Construction Publications, Arthur E. Graham and Ray Page Metzger, Jr., statement.

761 Association of American Railroads: Attachments to Mr. Ailes prepared statement:

A.-Capital expenditures and cash flow, class I railroads,
1951-73..

435 B.-Anatomy of the car cycle.-

436 C.-Freight car utilization, class I railroads, 1957-73.

436 D.-Freight car capacity and traffic trends, 1957–73.

437 E.-Freight car investment, class I railroads, 1955–71.

437 F.-Average cost of new freight cars, class I railroads, 1956– 73..

438 G-Equipment obligations, class I railroads, 1951-73. 438 H.-Interest charges and equipment rents, class I railroads, 1951-73.

439 Appendix I-Statement on protective provisions for railroad employees.

439 Åttachments I-IV.-proposed modification of various sections of H.R. 13487...

445, 446 Attachment V.-Agreement between the National Rail

way Labor Conference and Eastern, Western, and
Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees and
Employees of such carriers represented by the organi-
zations comprising the Railway Employes' Depart-
ment, AFL-CIO.-

447 Exhibit A-Eastern railroads.

456 Exhibit B–Western railroads.

458 Exhibit C—Southeastern railroads.

460 Need for loan guarantee legislation in relation to recent authori

zation by the Interstate Commerce Commission of a 10-percent
rate increase..

526 Status report on improving freight car utilization.

536 Total research expenditures by the railroads in the United States - 523 Bangert & Co., Inc., Norman G. Kurland, Washington counsel, letter

dated June 26, 1974, to Chairman Staggers, with attachment.- 786 Central and Southern Motor Freight Tariff Association, Inc., et al.,

attachment to Mr. Rea's prepared statement, Appendix-Rate-
making bureau investigation; ICC to investigate activities of
ratemaking bureaus; notice to participate due on or before July 30,
1973.

518 Committee on Modern Efficient Transportation (COMET), letter

dated July 10, 1974, from Jack Pearce, general counsel, to Chair-
man Jarman re comments on rate bureau questions..

565
Congress of Railway Unions and certain members of the Railway
Labor Executives' Association:
Attachments to Mr. Mahoney's prepared statement:
Appendix A-Railroad abandonment provisions.-

668 Appendix B-Contracting out of work financed by loans and equipment obligations...

671 Appendix C-Employee protection.

671 Appendix D-Unions on whose behalf testimony is presented

672 Continental Grain Co., R. J. Helm, corporate director of transporta

tion, letter dated July 3, 1974, to Chairman Staggers, with attach-
ments..

789 Delta Council, B. F. Smith, executive vice president, statement.. 765 Dow Chemical Co., John J. Clemens, statement.

567 Fertilizer Institute of America, Ex Parte No. 241, Investigation of

adequacy of railroad freight car ownership, car utilization, distribu-
tion, rules and practices, ICC decided June 10, 1974.

622 Forest Industries Counsel, attachments to Mr. McGrath's prepared statement:

Attachment A-The Forest Industries Council and its structure. 588
Attachment B-Data on forest industries use of rail transporta-
tion..---

589

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