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Title:Oakes to Independence Benefit Cost Analysis
Authors:Denver Tolliver and Brian Lindamood
Publication Date:May 1993
Report #:SP-116
TRID #:01705823
Keywords:benefit cost analysis, line extensions (rail transit), railroad transportation
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers



The Oakes-to-Independence line segment (the Independence Line) has been analyzed using North Dakota's rail line benefit-cost model which has been employed in previous studies. The methodology has been reviewed and accepted by the FRA. It was updated in 1992 so that the analysis period, discount rate, and treatment of project costs were consistent with the new FRA benefit-cost procedures.

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