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Article Date March 20, 2015 from Marketplace (American Public Media)
Railways carry more than 40 percent of the freight shipped between U.S. cities. The U.S. freight rail system is uniquely profitable, and it's been attracting international attention. Europe, Russia, Brazil and Australia have all sent representatives here.
Article Date March 20, 2015 from Roll Call
In the 1890’s the Populists complained that freight railroads were too powerful and charged farmers too much to ship their grain to market. Complaints about railroad power are being heard anew more than 100 years later.
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) has introduced a bill, H.R. 1308, Economy in Motion: The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act, in an effort to strengthen the nation’s economic competitiveness. This bipartisan legislation seeks to establish a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding America’s crumbling freight infrastructure.
In an effort to strengthen America’s economic competitiveness, Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) has introduced bipartisan legislation which will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding our nation’s crumbling freight infrastructure.
It's a picture perfect day in Kansas City, Missouri, and the echo of train horns can be heard for miles. A locomotive idles on the tracks, ready to lead a long procession of brightly colored containers, stacked two-high and stretching for hundreds of yards.
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