THE COUNTRYSIDE COUNCIL'S STUDY OF COMMODITY TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS IN SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA
The Countryside Council reports on a task force study sponsored by the M. W. Kellogg Foundation covering primarily grain transportation in a 19-country area which produces nearly 300 million bushels annually, principally corn and soy beans. The absence of heavy-duty highways and threatened railroad abandonments have been of concern. Conclusions: Support be given for increased funding for rural road networks; a moratorium on all railroad abandonments be enacted to allow for state and federal officials to study the branchline problem; support be given to a proposal to conduct a feasibility study of branch lines to determine which are needed to serve the economic requirements of the region.
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Southwest Minnesota State CollegeOffice of Community Development
Marshall, MN United States 56258
- Arzdorf, M A
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 49 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Branch lines; Freight traffic; Grain; Regional analysis
- Identifier Terms: BNSF Railway; Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
- Uncontrolled Terms: Grain trade
- Geographic Terms: Minnesota
- Old TRIS Terms: Regional studies
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00097304
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM