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Rail crossing issues and midwest transportation infrastructure needs

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Highways, Transit, and Pipelines

Rail crossing issues and midwest transportation infrastructure needs

hearing before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transportation [sic] of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, April 15, 2003, Lincoln, Nebraska

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Highways, Transit, and Pipelines

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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

    Subjects:
  • Federal aid to transportation,
  • Transportation,
  • Finance,
  • Roads,
  • Safety regulations,
  • Railroad crossings

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .P896318 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 82 p. :
    Number of Pages82
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24846686M
    ISBN 100160709253
    ISBN 109780160709258
    LC Control Number2010532670
    OCLC/WorldCa53888232

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Rail crossing issues and midwest transportation infrastructure needs by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Highways, Transit, and Pipelines Download PDF EPUB FB2

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