Part I. Iowa Railroad Investment Plan, 2009

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Abstract

The 2009 Iowa Railroad System Plan details the state’s role in providing and preserving adequate, safe and efficient rail transportation services to Iowans. The plan is intended to serve as a guide for decision makers and provides a basis for future Iowa DOT policy, funding priorities and programming decisions that affect rail transportation service in Iowa. The primary purpose of the 2009 Iowa Railroad System Plan is to guide the Iowa DOT in pursuing actions that maintain and improve railroad transportation in Iowa. The plan is a component of the Iowa Statewide Transportation Plan known as “Iowa in Motion.” This plan considers railroads from an intermodal perspective. Many commodities that move by rail also move by other modes (principally trucks) during part of their journey from origin to destination. The same is true of persons who use rail passenger service to make trips and who must also rely on other modes to access rail service. Therefore, railroads are part of larger intermodal freight and passenger transportation systems.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Transportation, Railroad, Railroad Investment Plan
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Railroads
ID Code: 13582
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2012 13:33
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13582

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