This report identifies the problems of rail abandonment and rural development, and presents alternative strategies available to States in coping with abandonment problems. In the overview, there are 16 recommendations to States, 11 to the Federal government and one for the railroad industry. The chapters: Perspectives on Light Density Branch Line Problem; Rail Abandonment and Its Impact on Rural Economies and the Environment; Potential of Future Rural Economic Development; Subsidy and Acquisition as Alternatives; Short Line Railroad as an Alternative; Changing Service Levels and Alternative; Other Possible State Actions and Considerations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The National Task Force on Rail Line Abandonment-Curtailment and Rural Development was sponsored by the Council of State Governments and financially supported by the Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, grant No. 99-6-09383.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Council of State Governments

    Iron Works Pike
    Lexington, KY  United States  40505
  • Authors:
    • Black, W R
    • Runke, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM