As a result of new federal legislation, a number of states have begun to develop railroad plans. This paper reviews the history of government planning for railroads in the United States, examines the requirements of present laws, and outlines primarily through reference to activities under way in Wisconsin what rail plan can contain and what rail planning might accomplish. Alternative futures for rail planning are then postulated. Included is a survey form pertaining to the major data-gathering effort in the Wisconsin plan--a detailed census of more than 11,000 business establishments in the state.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-34
  • Monograph Title: Transportation characteristics of truck, rail and water freight
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024919
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM