The Iowa Department of Transportation has been authorized by the legislature, concerned about track conditions in the state, to take several steps. A program of rehabilitation of branch lines has seen work started on ten segments involving expenditure of $8.7 million. Condition of all trackage in the state is to be monitored annually by a new track-measuring car. Development of a numerical "sufficiency rating" for all trackage in the state will rate ability of the lines to perform in accordance with accepted standards. Steps will be taken to assure sufficient supplies of materials and machines and enough manpower to meet any crash program of railroad rehabilitation which might be initiated at the federal level. So far state, local and railroad funding is involved.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-17
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  • Accession Number: 00126445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM