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SD D.O.T. Looking for Direction on Rail Policy

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SD D.O.T. Looking for Direction on Rail Policy

Maintaining state ownership of short line railroads in the state seemed to gain a consensus of those at a meeting sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Transportation. The meeting last night (Monday) in Yankton was one of six being held around the state this week.

Yankton County Commissioner, and Napa-Platte Regional Rail Authority member Garry Moore said there is more local control if the state holds the shortlines………

A forecast showed truck and rail traffic both increasing in the future. Moore said rail service is needed to take pressure off highways…………..

Bruce Lindholm, Director of the Rail Division in the Department of Transportation, said what they heard was useful……

Lindholm says the meetings will help the division reshape state rail policy in the future…………

Meetings were already held in Sioux Falls. The rest of the meetings this week will be in Aberdeen, Pierre and Rapid City.

 

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