PROPOSAL: A RAILROAD RATING SYSTEM
This proposal discusses the development of a railroad rating system, to be used as a basic planning tool. Based on rating systems currently in existence for highways and airports, this rating system would place a numerical value on the physical components of railroad systems. The numerical value would indicate the adequacy of the facility, and thus provide a solid basis for short and long range planning. More specifically, ratings used are called Sufficiency Ratings. The maximum score is 100, and a score of 50 would indicate that the facility is 50% sufficient, or 50% of fully adequate. The proposal discusses the development of rail classifications and design standards, identification of sufficiency rating items to be included in the scale, development of inventories and collection of field data, and the cost of the rating system.
Iowa Department of TransportationPlanning and Research Division, 800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA United States 50010
- Publication Date: 1977-11
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Classification; Costs; Data collection; Inventory; Railroads; Ratings; Standards; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Sufficiency rating
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00727058
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 10 1996 12:00AM