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Surface Transportation: Issues Related to Preserving Inactive Rail Lines as Trails
RCED-00-4: Published: Oct 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on rail banking, which refers to the preservation of inactive rail lines as trails, focusing on: (1) the implementation process for rail banking, including whether it protects the various interests of landowners, communities, rail carriers, and those interested in converting the rights-of-ways to trails; (2) the extent to which rail-ban...