Impacts of Public Policy on Rail Development in Missouri

Identifying the State policies that most directly affect or advance railroad development begins with an understanding of how railroads make investment decisions. Railroads are a capital-intensive business, owning all physical assets, locomotives, and many rail cars, and are responsible for each train movement and for the systems that manage traffic on the entire rail network. State policies that enhance the financial return of maintenance or expansion projects can attract investments to a State. The State policies that most directly affect railroad decision-making are: taxation, particularly property taxes; highway-rail grade crossing programs; rail safety enforcement; and economic incentives for railroad investments.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46p

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  • Accession Number: 01143773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OR10-009, RI07-035
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2009 10:48AM