2009 Iowa Railroad System Plan, 2009

(2009) 2009 Iowa Railroad System Plan, 2009. Transportation, Department of


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The 2009 Iowa Railroad System Plan is intended to guide the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) in its activities of promoting access to rail transportation, helping to improve the freight railroad transportation system, expanding passenger rail service, and promoting improved safety both on the rail system and where the rail system interacts with people and other transportation modes. The Iowa DOT has been developing railroad transportation plans since the late 1970s. The original plan was prepared in 1978 during a time of crisis in the Iowa railroad system. Several large Iowa railroad carriers had filed for bankruptcy and were reorganizing both their businesses and physical systems. The 1978 plan was a guide for determining which railroad lines the state would partner with to preserve and improve the lines. In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the railroad system mileage in Iowa was reduced from about

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Transportation, Rail Transit System
Subjects: Transportation > Research
Transportation > Railroads
ID Code: 13473
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2012 15:38
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2012 15:38
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13473