Iowa’s Railroads and You, July 28, 2004

(2004) Iowa’s Railroads and You, July 28, 2004. Transportation, Department of


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Like most motorists, you want your trips to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. Things like having to wait at a railroad crossing while the train crosses, or having to slow for a rough railroad crossing may seem like an inconvenience. But, when you look at the overall picture, you will find there are many things that affect your trips: heavy traffic, including large trucks, on the interstates; congestion on urban freeways; a lot of pedestrian traffic at crosswalks; a bus stopped on the street while passengers are boarding or exiting; slow-moving farm equipment or bicyclists on a rural road; or any number of other disruptions. The reality is that Iowa’s transportation system is extremely complex. Iowa has many diverse transportation users and all types of vehicles traveling at differing speeds.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Railroad, Interstate, Transportation
Subjects: Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Railroads
ID Code: 7433
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2009 13:42
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2009 13:42