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Short Line Railroads: Saving an Endangered Species of Freight Transport

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The 2008 report Short Line Railroads: Saving an Endangered Species of Freight Transport(PDF) highlights the action of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board and the SEDA-Council of Governments to form rail authorities and save short rail lines that would have otherwise been abandoned. These lines continue to be critical for economic development, with rail infrastructure being central to creating and retaining jobs in each region.  This report was produced through the NADO Research Foundation’s Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration.

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