AASHTO Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation

AASHTO Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation

AASHTO Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation

AASHTO Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation This report provides an overview of intercity passenger rail services in the United States, summarizing the characteristics of the current system, reviewing the relevant history, and projecting future plans.

The AASHTO Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation report describes the approaches states have used to advance intercity passenger rail service and the lessons they have learned. The publication aggregates state estimates of investment needs to the national level to establish the cost of realizing the benefits of efficient and dependable intercity passenger rail service.

AASHTO Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation
One of the priority items in the 2002 Action Agenda of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is a call for “legislation ensuring that the nation’s travelers will have efficient and dependable intercity passenger rail service.” AASHTO believes that intercity passenger rail service is a basic element of the nation’s multimodal transportation system, relieving highway and airport congestion in a safe,
environmentally responsible way.

AASHTO recommends that such legislation do the following:
– Establish a solid basis for passenger rail service partnerships between the states and the federal government
– Ensure the level of federal involvement necessary for financing and sys tem integrity
– Provide a stable system for funding rail passenger operating costs, and
– Create a dedicated, sustainable source of funding for intercity rail passenger infrastructure improvements

Item Code : AASHTO IPRT-1-OL
ISBN Number : 1-56051-185-4
Item Pages : 160 Pages
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