Synergy When Trucking and Rail Come Together

An intermodal rail station planned for Northeastern Pennsylvania is identified by local unions as an excellent business opportunity for short-haul freight.
May 23, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The Manufacturers and Employers Association (MAEA) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) are banding together to look into the feasibility of turning the new railway station into a business opportunity for trucking:

"Using rail to ship goods is cheaper, but not always practical. But a mixture of rail and trucking can save a lot of money, [Michael Cera, an engineer for Alfred Benesch and Co., Hazleton,] said.

"Railroads are more cost-effective, more fuel-efficient and more environmentally desirable than an over-reliance on highways for freight transportation," he said."

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Published on Sunday, May 22, 2011 in The Standard Speaker
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