Increase in Intermodal Rail Traffic Strains Infrastructure

Trains and trucks are rolling again as the economy improves. But the recovery of the freight business brings challenges for infrastructure strained by increasing traffic. [Link corrected]
July 25, 2004, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Sources said much of the rail increase can be credited, ironically, to trucking companies, which now ship a significant amount of their long-haul freight by rail due to escalating diesel-fuel prices, a shortage of truck drivers and new federal rules with stricter requirements for driver rest and sleep.A single train staffed with two crew members can haul 300 semi-tractor trailer rigs, White said. "

Thanks to Linda LaSut

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Published on Friday, July 16, 2004 in Dallas News
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