US Highways Grind To A Halt

The nation's long economic expansion has choked its roadways and railways with passenger and freight traffic.

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August 30, 2000, 12:30 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Many urban planners think the solution is to move more people and cargo by rail. But almost no one is talking about building new tracks. And American railroads, trying to shore up their finances, have spent most of the past few decades tearing up underutilized tracks and postponing new investment, creating bottlenecks of their own. Cities such as Nashville, Tenn., are trying to start new commuter-rail services, but some railroads are balking. The Wall Street Journal reports in a feature-length story.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Wednesday, August 30, 2000 in Wall St. Journal

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