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Iowa City-North Liberty Commuter Rail Conceptual Feasibility Study

The purpose of this Iowa City-North Liberty Commuter Rail Conceptual Feasibility Study (the Study) is to incorporate previous work performed between 2015 to 2017 that considers the potential for commuter rail service implementation between Gilbert Street in Iowa City, Iowa, and Penn Street in North Liberty, Iowa .
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Iowa Rail Toolkit

The Iowa Rail Toolkit was created to provide new freight rail users and economic development professionals with a basic introduction to rail freight shipping concepts, practices and access. Resources are included to help make shipping by rail in Iowa easier and more understandable. A directory of Iowa railroad companies is included listing contact information and a basic profile of each network.

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Iowa Crude Oil and Biofuels Rail Transportation Study released

A new study released today by the Iowa departments of transportation and homeland security and emergency management reveals insights into the transportation by rail of crude oil and biofuels around and through Iowa.
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Iowa Department of Transportation
Rail Section, Modal Transportation Bureau
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010