During the 1994 Regular Session of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, House Resolution No. 58 was introduced by Representative J. Dorsey Ridley on Monday, February 28. It basically directed the Transportation Cabinet "to identify the more appropriate grade of rock used as surface material in railroad beds and walkways" and that "any remedy proposed... be reported to the Legislative Research Commission no later than August 1, 1995." A copy of the Resolution is contained in Appendix A.

The issue was forwarded to the Transportation Cabinet and subsequently to the Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky. Quick Response Study KYP 95-108, Subtask 26 was initiated. A copy of the Proposal is contained in Appendix B.

The initial activity was to identify the basic railroad network in Kentucky and select the major rail classification yards and terminals for study.

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