Railroad Abandonment, Revised March, 23, 1997

(1997) Railroad Abandonment, Revised March, 23, 1997. Transportation, Department of


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Abandonment and discontinuance of railroad service is allowed by federal law which permits a carrier to end its obligation to provide common carrier service over a particular rail line. Although a number of specific reasons may be given for the abandonment, it is generally based on economic factors. This booklet is intended to provide information about the abandonment process and some guidance concerning how to prepare for an abandonment. This information is based on rules established by the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995, the Surface Transportation Board (successor to the former Interstate Commerce Commission), and the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, and the policies and procedures of the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Railroad, Abandoned Railroads, Transportation, IDOT
Subjects: Transportation > Railroads
ID Code: 7454
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2009 19:17
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2009 19:17
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/7454