Los Angeles Is Really A Railroad Town

This is the golden age for rail in Southern Califrnia. However, as rail use continues to grow, it is causing strains.
August 24, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Consider this: An estimated 60% of the rail cargo arriving in Chicago each day began its land journey at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach... With demand surging for both freight and passenger rail, congestion is becoming increasingly commonplace at chokepoints in the system. And since forecasts call for more than doubling rail traffic over the next 20 years, industry officials warn that construction of new tracks and rail yards will be necessary to keep the network — and the region's economy — rolling."

Thanks to Mindy Oliver

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Published on Friday, August 22, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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