Rail Transportation in the 21st Century: Summary of Remarks

Railroads are the most efficient form of surface transportation, but how do we get more out of our rail network to continue to handle record volumes? Efficiency and capacity are closely intertwined, and they have significant implications for the rail industry’s long-term growth as part of the global supply chain. Technology is an important part of the solution, as are increased capital investment and a thoughtful regulatory environment. Topics discussed in this paper include the following: the Staggers Act and rail capacity; strategically creating more capacity; investing to increase capacity; and looking to the future.


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  • Accession Number: 01046029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2007 11:52AM