Vanderbilt Law Review

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The past decade has been marked by numerous examinations of the transportation scene, and particularly of government policy toward transportation, which have borne partial fruit in the Transportation Act of 1958. More than anything else, the rapid weakening of the railroad system after World War II and the conviction of railroad managements that the worsening state of their industry was the result of "unfair" govenmental policies led to the almost continuous attention which has been devoted to the subject by agencies of the Congress and of the executive branch alike. And all such studies demonstrate, before they are done, that the railroad "problem" cannot