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05/30/2017 01:35 PM

NDDOT Releases Draft 2040 North Dakota State Rail Plan

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has released the Draft 2040 North Dakota State Rail Plan for public review and comment. The purpose of the plan is to guide the advancement of the rail system used by the state’s freight shippers and rail passengers. The plan provides an assessment of the rail system and offers recommendations for policies, programs, processes, and projects that will improve rail-related safety and service. The plan reflects the input from rail stakeholders and the public on a variety of areas, including safety and community impacts, the movement of freight by rail, and passenger rail service in the state. Comments on the plan are being accepted through June 30, 2017.

The state rail plan is a collaborative effort by the NDDOT, the North Dakota Public Service Commission, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, the North Dakota Pipeline Authority, and the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.

The draft plan, a summary presentation, and opportunities to provide comment are available at the following project website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/planning/railplan/

For questions related to the draft plan please contact Ben Ehreth at telephone 701-328-2013 or email behreth@nd.gov  .


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