Avoiding The 'Traffic Mess' That Lies Ahead

If we neglect rail today, we are heading for for a "great snarled traffic mess" warns Neal Peirce.
March 18, 2004, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The freight-rail system was a triumph of 19th century America, opening up our heartland, freeing business and industry from the need to be near rivers or seaports. But highways and trucking, this time freeing shippers from a need to be near rail lines, eclipsed freight rail in the 21st century...The bottom line is clear: Whether for freight or passengers, we need to invest seriously to once again make rail a major part of our national transportation system. If we don't, our future may be one great snarled traffic mess."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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