AVAILABILITY AND USE OF ABANDONED RIGHTS OF WAY. TASK 3. THE RAIL BANKING CONCEPT
The task evaluated the advantages of establishing a rail bank consisting of selected such rights of way, as a means of assuring their availability for potential railroad use in the future. The evaluation synthesizes the problems and issues at stake in rail banking through a five-part discussion: (1) The issue of whether to abandon or preserve railroad rights of way for future rail service; (2) the legislative dilemma; (3) the current situation--a lack of understanding and analysis; (4) the role of existing programs; (5) persistent problems--alternatives and recommendations.
- See also Task 2, PB-265 993. Also available in set of 6 reports PC E17, PB-265 991-SET.
Harbridge House, Incorporated11 Arlington Street
Boston, MA United States 02116
Department of TransportationOffice of Environmental Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Marston, L
- Beresford, S
- Waldo, A
- Publication Date: 1977-1-17
- Pagination: 96 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Eminent domain; Inventory; Land use; Legislation; Ownership; Property acquisition; Property values; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Real property; Recommendations; Right of way (Land); Utilization
- Identifier Terms: Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976
- Old TRIS Terms: Land titles
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Law; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00154846
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TES-77/003 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60514
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM