RAILROAD REHABILITATION PROGRAM. A PROGRAM TO UPGRADE SELECTED BRANCH LINES IN IOWA
This report describes how Iowa participates with railroads and shippers in upgrading track and roadbeds, through direct financial assistance. Major topics include a discussion of the selection, negotiation, implementation, follow-up and payback procedures; the factors related to transferring the program from Iowa to another state; the authorizing legislation with back-ground information; and comments about future directions for the program. The Iowa Railway Assistance Act establishes a fund to be expanded by the Iowa Department of Transportation for upgrading the branch lines, serving not as a substitute for abandonment but as a realistic approach for saving viable branch lines.
- Direct requests to Dick Howard, Innovations Transfer Project.
Council on State GovernmentsP.O. Box 11910, Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY USA 40511
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Branch lines; Financing; Maintenance of way; State departments of transportation
- Geographic Terms: Iowa
- Subject Areas: Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00129803
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Council of State Governments
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM