NATIONAL SHORT LINE RAILROAD DATABASE PROJECT, 1995-1996: A REPORT TO THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

The objective of the project was to create a central database containing information representing the American short line railroad industry. In the report, processes involved with obtaining, developing, and maintaining the information in the database are discussed. Several data analysis procedures used to help ensure the integrity of the data are addressed. The second annual American Short Line Railroad Association Data Profile for the 1994 Calendar year is also presented in the paper. Further information extracted and comparisons made during the analysis process are described in detail. Discussions on the development of the paper survey and an electronic survey for the third annual data profile for the 1995 calendar year are also presented. The design and implementation of the electronic survey software package are reviewed in detail. The final process presented is the distribution and collection of the 1995 electronic and paper surveys.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. Sponsored by Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050

    Department of Transportation

    University Transportation Centers Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Benson, D
    • Byberg, T
  • Publication Date: 1996-6-30

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC-96-63
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM