ONTRAC TRADE IMPACT STUDY: NATIONAL ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF RAIL CAPACITY AND HOMELAND SECURITY ON THE ALAMEDA CORRIDOR EAST. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This study assessed the connections between freight rail, homeland security, the economy, and trade corridors through the lens of Southern California's freight railroad network. Some significant findings of the study are as follows: 1) The rail lines out of southern California have been designated by the Department of Defense as strategically crucial national assets. 2) Terrorism is a real threat. 3) Southern California is a primary doorway for two way international trade. 4) Shutting down the Alameda Corridor East, due to terrorist attacks, would cost $414 million per day for each day that it is closed. 5) Strategic rail needs more investments to upgrade capacity and be a secure trade route in the face of terrorist attacks.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2003 12:00AM