Tennessee initiated state government involvement with rail planning in 1972 and this was expanded by passage of the Federal 4R Act in 1976. Immediately after 4R became effective, Tennessee was confronted with preservation of service on a 50-mile branch line which had just been given ICC clearance for abandonment. The state applied its planning methodology and financing ability to establish a short line to operate the route. The policy of Tennessee DOT with respect to preservation of essential rail service and to involvement of various groups to participate in this process is described.

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  • Accession Number: 00312397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM