The role of intercity passenger rail during national emergencies
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The role of intercity passenger rail during national emergencies hearing before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, February 11, 2008 (New Orleans, LA). by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Emergency management -- United States -- States,
  • Railroads, Local and light -- United States,
  • Evacuation of civilians -- United States -- States,
  • Emergency transportation -- United States -- States

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27 .P89653 2008d
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 117 p. :
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24016280M
ISBN 100160838614
ISBN 109780160838613
LC Control Number2009438346

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