IOWA RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE STUDY

This study examines passenger transport alternatives for east-west travel in and through the State of Iowa to guide decisions regarding the necessity, practicality and desirability of additional rail passenger service and was prepared at the request of the Iowa legislature. The present Amtrak route across southern Iowa was compared with populations, competitive services, travel times, frequency and flexibility, as well as per-passenger costs, of three other possible cross-state rail routes. It was concluded that predicted ridership of any new route would be small, that there would be not significant energy savings or environmental enhancement, necessary subsidy funds would yield greater public benefit if used in other ways, and there was little prospect of such service being operated as an Amtrak experimental route.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM