STATES' ROLE IN PLANNING FOR ABANDONED RAIL RIGHTS-OF-WAY

The Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 has given states in the Northeast region a responsibility for lines designated as surplus. It is suggested that all states consider new agencies which may be needed and legislation which may be necessary for the use of rail rights-of-way following abandonment. Analysis of alternatives should permit a comparison between rail and non-rail uses of each right-of-way so it will be developed for the best use. Any agency with overall jurisdiction for managing rail service should be able to delegate to other agencies jurisdiction over non-rail use of such property, maintaining responsibility for monitoring the delegated agency's activities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • First presented at the Transportation Session, American Institute of Planning Meetings, October, 1975; research funded by the U.S. Railway Association.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Nehman, G I
    • Miller, J D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00141574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM