A PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERSTATE RAIL SYSTEM. SUMMARY

The proposed Interstate Rail System is the result of an effort to develop an optimal national railroad network. The Interstate Rail System would consist of selected segments of existing railroad lines, chosen to function as the primary main line routes for the nation. The routes included in the System would be improved to the best feasible engineering standards. The proposed Interstate Rail System consists of 42,418 miles of line, about 21 percent of the nation's railroad network. The System reaches all 48 adjacent states and all standard consolidated statistical areas (SCSAs) and nonconsolidated standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs) in the adjacent states. The SCSAs and SMSAs contain about 73 percent of the population of the adjacent United States. The System involves the tracks of 34 railroads. The accompaying maps show the routes of the proposed System.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document summarizes a doctoral dissertation prepared by the author; it consists of an abstract and proposed Interstate rail route maps. Summary only is available at the DOTL.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Bureau of Business Research, P.O. Box 7459
    Austin, TX  USA  78712
  • Authors:
    • Zlatkovich, C P
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM