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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ex Parte No. 329, Review of DOT's Preliminary Classification and Designation of Rail Lines: a report submitted to the Secretary of DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Interstate Commerce Commission

    Rail Services Planning Office
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM