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Railroads in the United States: Considerations and Development Prospects
     

Railroads in the United States: Considerations and Development Prospects

by Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
 

Pressure is building for greater passenger use of freight railroad rights of way. Freight railroad rights of way are owned by private, for-profit corporations, and the routes potentially most useful for passenger service are typically the busiest with freight traffic. In many cases, states or commuter rail authorities have reached agreement with freight railroads

Overview

Pressure is building for greater passenger use of freight railroad rights of way. Freight railroad rights of way are owned by private, for-profit corporations, and the routes potentially most useful for passenger service are typically the busiest with freight traffic. In many cases, states or commuter rail authorities have reached agreement with freight railroads to share either their track or right of way. However, unlike Amtrak, which has eminent domain power over freight facilities and can appeal to a federal agency to determine the terms of its access to freight track, other would-be passenger rail operators do not have any statutory leverage when negotiating with freight railroads. This likely increases the price public authorities pay for access and leaves them with no apparent recourse when freight railroads reject their offers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622577279
Publisher:
Nova Science Pub Inc
Publication date:
12/25/2012
Series:
Transportation Infrastructure - Roads, Highways, Bridges, Airports and Mass Transit
Pages:
157

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