ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SYSTEM PLAN
This report reviews environmental factors associated with railroad operations. An environmental assessment was made for five major environmental sectors: air quality, noise, land use, energy, and water quality. The generic problems considered under these sectors were abandonment, reduced and increased service, electrification, rehabilitation, and expansion. The study analyzes the changes likely to be brought about by implementation of the System Plan for Conrail. It recommends that this study be used to produce a set of guidelines for use in railway planning.
- Sponsored by USRA.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
United States Railway Association2100 2nd Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20595
- Publication Date: 1975-4-30
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 286 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Air pollution; Bibliographies; Energy consumption; Environmental impacts; Land use; Noise control; Railroad electrification; Water pollution
- Identifier Terms: Conrail
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy intensiveness; Regional rail reorganization act
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00099845
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United States Railway Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: USRA/R-092 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50039
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM