THE STATES AND RAILROAD REORGANIZATION

This article summarizes the role of the States, their concerns and their activities in response to the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973. Based on an examination of that role and the first year's activities, it is believed the States are in favor of reorganization of the bankrupt railroads. A viable and accessible railroad system is viewed as necessary if the region is to attract or retain industry. Massive abandonment is not seen as necessary, although some abandonment would probably be desirable. If USRA proposed such large scale abandonment in the Final System Plan that Congress would reject the plan, the results would be undesireable from every perspective.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Council of State Governments

    Iron Works Pike
    Lexington, KY  United States  40505
  • Authors:
    • Black, W R
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 37-42
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM