A METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF RAILROAD ABANDONMENT ON RURAL HIGHWAYS
This report develops a methodology for the impact of railroad abandonment on existing highways and bridges and application of the procedure to two case studies in Indiana. The indicated effects are in increased deterioration of some pavements and hence a required additional amount of resurfacing material and in increased emphasis on replacement of inadequate bridges and traffic congestion in some areas. A dollar effect of the additional resurfacing is calculated for the two case studies and emphasizes increased financial needs which railroad abandonment will have on rural highways in Indiana.
Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRPPurdue University, School of Civil Engineering
West Lafayette, IN USA 47907-1284
- Purnell, L O
- Publication Date: 1976-1-13
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 217 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Branch lines; Forecasting; Highway planning; Maintenance management; Methodology; Railroads; Resurfacing; Rural highways; Surveys; Traffic managers
- Identifier Terms: Conrail; Penn Central Transportation Company
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs; Shippers
- Geographic Terms: Indiana
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Law; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00129851
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP
- Report/Paper Numbers: C-36-54NN Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM