This case study points out the complexity of the railroad "problem" in a medium-sized city, and it shows how one solution is being achieved through public sector and railroad cooperation. This situation posed by rail operations is common in most cities where downtown and urban area railroad crossings create traffic problems and safety hazards. The solution in Lincoln, Nebraska offers one type of legal and financial arrangement possible. Of most importance in this case study is the basic recognition that the city and the railroads shared a problem which is being solved by joint efforts. Lincoln was one of the first cities to come to grips with the "railroad problem" and its relationship to highways and community redevelopment. It offers an example to others across the nation. A recent Federal Railway Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation, study proposal listed the Lincoln program as a primary reference for analysis of railroad and urban area coordination.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Planners

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Chamberlain, E A
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Planners Notebook
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Institute of Planners

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1976 12:00AM