NEW YORK STATE RAIL PLAN
The Final System Plan recommended to Congress by the United States Railway Association (USRA) left to the individually affected states responsibility for identifying initial decisions regarding the future of many light density rail freight branch lines. The Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, which established the USRA and called for the drafting of the Final System Plan, incorporated in Title IV provisions for federal funds to assist states and regional authorities in providing up to two year's of subsidized continuation of service on certain eligible rail lines. Under specific authorization of the State legislature, the NYS Department of Transportation undertook the development and coordination of New York's State Rail Plan. The report describes New York's basic philosophy, criteria and plan development process, discusses significant related issues and presents the specific policy and action recommendations of the New York State Rail Plan.
Albany, NY USA 12232
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Pagination: 262 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Branch lines; Coordination; Decision making; Deficits; Economic impacts; Financing; Grant aid; Planning; Policy; Railroad traffic; Railroad transportation; Railroads; State government; States; Subsidies; Traffic density; Transportation planning
- Geographic Terms: New York (New York); New York (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; Light density lines; Regional rail reorganization act; State rail plan
- Subject Areas: Economics; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00181786
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM