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Preserving Freight and Passenger Rail Corridors and Service (2007)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A - Survey Questionnaire." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2007. Preserving Freight and Passenger Rail Corridors and Service. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/14115.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A - Survey Questionnaire." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2007. Preserving Freight and Passenger Rail Corridors and Service. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/14115.
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28 NCHRP 37-10 QUESTIONNAIRE RAIL CORRIDOR PRESERVATION Respondent name: Respondent telephone: Respondent e-mail: (1) Have you engaged in efforts to preserve threatened rail rights-of-way?  Yes—Continue to Question 2  No—Thank you. Please proceed to the “Rail Corridor Restoration” section of this survey. (2) How many threatened rail corridors have you tried to preserve? (3) How many threatened rail corridors have you succeeded in preserving? (4) For preserved corridors ______ Number of lines where local freight service was continued ______ Number of corridors that were “railbanked” with no interim use ______ Number of corridors that were converted to recreational use ______ Other (describe): _____________________________________ (5) Why have you attempted to preserve rail rights-of-way?  Local rail freight service preservation  Recreational value for trail/bike use  Need for future use as a transportation corridor (specify):  Highway  Local freight rail service  Through (long distance) freight service capacity  Passenger rail/transit (6) Was a need for the subject rail alignments identified formally in state or metropolitan transportation plans?  Yes (please describe): ____________________________________  No (7) Rate the following elements and their importance to success of your preservation efforts. 10 = Critical 0 = No importance at all ____ Formal state corridor preservation policy ____ Federal rails to trails legislation ____ Financial contributions from local rail users ____ Financial contributions from local public agencies ____ Financial contributions from state agencies ____ Financial contributions from federal sources ____ Financial commitments from prospective rail operators ____ Rail shipper/receiver carload commitments ____ Support from trail or recreational interest groups ____ Other (specify): _______________________________________ APPENDIX A Survey Questionnaire

29 (8) If you wish, please describe one or two corridor preservation efforts that you consider to be unique or notable and key learnings from those efforts. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you. Kindly proceed to the “Rail Corridor Restoration” questionnaire.

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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 374: Preserving Freight and Passenger Rail Corridors and Service explores issues associated with the retention of railroad rights-of-way or restoration of rail services.

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