State-Wide Rail Planning: Its Development and Implementation in Agricultural States

Since the passage of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, State governments have assumed an interest in maintaining and promoting adequate rail service within their boundaries. These activities, consisting of providing technical assistance to shippers, carriers, and communities, as well as providing financial assistance for the rehabilitation of deteriorated rail lines, are known collectively as state-wide rail planning. The rail planning process itself is quite broad and policy-oriented. The technical aspects of rail planning, however, are quite specific and technical in nature. This paper presents an overview of the rail planning process in agricultural states and describes the analytical procedures which underlie the process.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 12p

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  • Accession Number: 01789889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UGPTI Staff Paper No. 34, SP-34
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2021 4:06PM