Alaska Railroad Initiative (August 1990)

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A Railroad Initiative was on the August 28, 1990 statewide primary election ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

Some of the provisions of the initiative were:

  • The railroad could no longer transport freight between Alaska and other states.
  • It could only operate within Alaska.
  • It could not give more than 60 days credit to other carriers.
  • Audits could be required.
  • The state legislature could force the removal of board members.

Election results

Alaska Railroad Initiative
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No107,26977.2%
Yes 31,612 22.8%

Text of measure

The ballot summary said, "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."

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