Iowa

Freight by Tonnage

Freight by Value

Completed Freight Plans

Iowa Railroad System Plan: The plan is intended to guide decision-making for both passenger and freight rail issues; of the latter, primary areas of concern include improving safety and security; increasing system funding, accessibility, and capacity; and “upgrading branch lines to handle increasingly heavier rail cars.” The plan calls for investments in rail crossing safety and monitoring, improving physical infrastructure and service quality, increasing DOT participation in planning and regulatory activities, coordinating between agencies and industries, and mitigating negative social and environmental impacts of rail transportation.

Published in 2009 by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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