Small Railroad Capital Investment Needs and Financial Options

Congress seeks to make informed judgments of our national transportation system. This project will provide Congress with a summary of small railroad capital investment requirements and the financial options available to meet those needs. This research will directly respond to Congress, via the Federal Railroad Administration, and provide current investment and financial market information. This research is particularly important to understanding the capital investment issues for small railroads in rural and agricultural areas. Rural and agricultural area small railroads are vital for maintaining the connectivity of the national economy. In addition to the summary of small railroad investment needs, the analysis of non-Federal government capital sources will respond to these questions: (1) What funding sources are available, (2) How much funding is available, (3) Is any funding process limiting to small railroad participation, and (4) Are small railroads needs being met?


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    1320 Albrecht Blvd.
    Fargo, ND  United States  58102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tolliver, Denver

    Benson, Doug

  • Start Date: 20120101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
  • Source Data: MPC-375

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483292
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC08
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2013 1:03AM