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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to Dick Howard, Innovations Transfer Project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Council on State Governments

    P.O. Box 11910, Iron Works Pike
    Lexington, KY  USA  40511
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Council of State Governments
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM