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.

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  • Pagination: 262 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00181786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM