MICHIGAN RAILROAD PLAN. ANNUAL UPDATE, AUGUST 1977
The requirement for a State Rail Plan and annual updates resulted from the 3R Act and the 4R Act which establish eligibility for federal subsidy funds for designated light-density lines. As an alternative to immediate discontinuance of service on nearly 900 miles of track, Michigan has participated in a subsidy program since April 1976. While emphasis in state rail planning continues to be on light density lines, overall rail industry concerns and problems are also dealt with to a limited degree. Lines presently being subsidized are analyzed in detail, along with lines for which abandonments are pending. A summary of the nature of service and major commodities shipped in Michigan is also included.
Michigan Department of State Highways & TransportState Highways Building, P.O. Drawer K
Lansing, MI United States 48904
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 348 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Bankruptcy; Branch lines; Forecasting; Freight service; Freight traffic; Railroad transportation; Short line railroads; State government; States; Subsidies; Traffic density; Traffic forecasting; Transportation planning
- Identifier Terms: Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Old TRIS Terms: Regional rail reorganization act; Short line; State rail plan
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00163769
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM