ON RIPUPS, RIPOFFS, AND RESURRECTIONS
The case is made for preservation of railroad rights-of-way for future use both for freight service and for rapid transit in urban areas. It is pointed out that BART is to a great extent a replacement of the abandoned Key System. It is also noted that the Chicago area lost the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin and the North Shore Line only recently. It is suggested that the energy crisis may force more freight back on to the rails. Even if current operations are to be suspended, total loss of the right-of-way should be prevented by a 'soil bank' for railroad routes.
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Kalmbach Publishing Company21027 Crossroads Circle
P.O. Box 1612
Waukesha, WI United States 53187-1612
- Ullmann, J E
- Publication Date: 1973-11
- Pagination: 1 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Energy resources; Rapid transit
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Subject Areas: Energy; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00050335
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 11 1981 12:00AM