PRELIMINARY STANDARDS, CLASSIFICATION, AND DESIGNATION OF LINES OF CLASS I RAILROADS IN THE UNITED STATES. VOLS. 1,2 AND ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS

This three-part report begins a series of studies mandated by Congress under various sections of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 to determine the best means for rehabilitating and revitalizing the nation's railroads. It is produced in accordance with Section 503(b) and is intended to provide a means of classifying the lines of the Class I railroads of the U.S. to serve a number of purposes under the Act. The prime purpose is to categorize the lines according to reasonable measures of priority so that investments in track can be directed where they will do the most good. Standards used by DOT for priority include traffic density, service to major markets, levels of capacity and national defense. Volume I established a preliminary set of categories and designation for public review, and contains three appendices. Volume II has individual line designations by state and a national map. Additions and corrections are in a separate pamphlet.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Submitted in accordance with section 503 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-210).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-8-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications, GPO
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TD 3.6:R 13/V.2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1977 12:00AM