Alaska Railroad Initiative, Measure 1 (August 1990)

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The Alaska Railroad Initiative, also known as Measure 1, was on the August 28, 1990 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have amended laws governing the Alaska Railroad. The measure would have mandated the rail's operation to only be in Alaska, prohibited the railroad from transporting "freight between Alaska and other states" and allowed the railroad to only "forward freight for customers".[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 1 (August 1990)
Defeatedd No107,26977.24%
Yes 31,612 22.76%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This measure would amend laws governing the Alaska Railroad. The railroad would no longer be allowed to transport freight between Alaska and other states. It could only forward freight for customers. It could only operate within Alaska. It could not give more than 60 days credit to other carriers. Its rates and agreements could not prey on other types of transport. Rate agreements and other shipper information could become public. Persons or groups could demand audits of the railroad. The legislature could demand removal of railroad board members.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kenai Borough, "Resolution 90-94," accessed January 29, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.