Railroads are experiencing a competitive resurgence as both an energy-efficient freight transportation option and a viable city-to-city passenger service. In 2012, Amtrak recorded its highest year of ridership with 31.2 million passengers, almost doubling ridership since 2000, with growth anticipated to continue. Both freight and passenger rail have been investing heavily in their tracks, bridges, and tunnels as well as adding new capacity for freight and passengers. In 2010 alone, freight railroads renewed the rails on more than 3,100 miles of railroad track, equivalent to going coast to coast. Since 2009, capital investment from both freight and passenger railroads has exceeded $75 billion, actually increasing investment during the recession when materials prices were lower and trains ran less frequently.
Save America's Infrastructure
July 21, 2016
Members of Congress headed home (and to their respective national conventions last week) and won’t return to Washington until after Labor Day. This gives you,
July 20, 2016
This Tuesday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a day-long event in Washington, D.C., for representatives from the public and private sectors to
July 20, 2016
In recent weeks, Pokémon Go has gone viral across the United States, with millions of users of all ages joining in on the interactive game.
July 15, 2016
This week was packed with a short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization extension bill, Florida’s infrastructure report card release, and more states implementing changes to