This report provides an overview and examination of state rail policies, plans, and programs. Chapter 1 provides a summary of the key findings of the report. Chapter 2 describes the diversity of state involvement in railroad transportation in terms of staffing levels, agency organizational structures, budgets, freight and passenger assistance programs, relationships with the private sector, types of planning activities, and the like. Most of the information contained in the first chapter is drawn from state rail profiles appearing in the appendices. Chapter 3 addresses exemplary state rail freight programs and the manner in which those programs are financed. Similarly, Chapter 4 focuses on exemplary state passenger rail service programs. The final chapter examines the efforts of three states--Florida, Oregon, and Washington--to integrate rail planning into a larger intermodal/multimodal transportation planning process.

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    University of Texas, Austin

    LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712-1536
  • Publication Date: 1997


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 420 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00802359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0899407331
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 123
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2000 12:00AM