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Effects of alternative rights-of-way ownership on railroad safety

Effects of alternative rights-of-way ownership on railroad safety

a report to Congress

by

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Right of way

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Railroad Administration
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 84 p. :
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14942199M

    Programs and Projects to Improve Safety and Security 54 Railroad Administration The State Rail Plan includes both a near-term 5-year plan, where funding Active Rail Corridor Miles Owned refers to ownership of railroad rights-of-way in active freight rail use. 2.) Mileages estimated from Federal Railroad Administration GIS database.


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