EVALUATION REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION'S PRELIMINARY CLASSIFICATION AND DESIGNATION OF RAIL LINES
This evaluation of the DOT Preliminary Standards, Classification, and Designation of Lines of Class I Railroads in the United States was submitted in compliance with a requirement of the 4R Act. The principal conclusion of the ICC Rail Services Planning Office is that the Report does not designate an essential rail transportation system adequate to efficiently and economically serve the Nation's rail transportation needs because financial and consolidation policy considerations were imposed on the classification and designation process and because the economic viability criteria specified by Congress were not applied. It was recommended that the proposals be revised to give a national railroad system which conforms to the goals and policies enunciated by Congress. This would mean definite designations for all lines considered essential to an interstate rail system and minimum roadway standards for lines with the highest classification once a national system is designated.
- Ex Parte No. 329, Review of DOT's Preliminary Classification and Designation of Rail Lines: a report submitted to the Secretary of DOT.
Interstate Commerce CommissionRail Services Planning Office
Washington, DC United States 20423
- Publication Date: 1976-12-1
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 69 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Branch lines; Consolidations; Industry structure; Legislation; Policy; Railroad tracks; Standards; Trackage rights
- Identifier Terms: Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; Track standards
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Law; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00145133
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Interstate Commerce Commission
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM