Railroads and Transportation: Our Future Options

Congressman Steven LaTourette, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Railroad Subcommittee, offers concluding remarks to the Workshop on Research to Enhance Rail Network Performance. He points out rail productivity gains, safety gains, and the growth of short-line and regional railroads since the Staggers Act of 1980. Other gains include growth of the rail freight business and railroad fuel efficiency. He comments on intermodalism, technological innovations, railroad capital improvements, investments in freight rail and passenger rail capacity, public-private partnerships, air pollution reduction, and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).


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  • Accession Number: 01046030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2007 1:21PM