Truck crash opens rail versus road grain transport to China
By Robert Schlesinger, BDN Staff • December 26, 2015 9:59 am
Updated: December 29, 2015 5:05 pm
CORK, Maine — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday it has completed a study of whether rail versus truck rail transportation could improve on existing rail freight transport network capacity.
"We are taking a deep look at both rail and trucked freight in the Maine rail and truck sectors," said Richard J. Anderson, DOT's acting commissioner of engineering.
DOT has previously recommended that rail freight operations in Maine should not take longer to build because of concerns about land uses and environmental impacts.
"Rail frei카지노 사이트ght has to be better coordinated so it can serve the long-term needs of Maine's rail economy," Anderson said.
For most of the U.S., shipping and freight are driven by trucks in the mid and late 1800s. After the Second World War, freight moved primarily on the rail system. Tgospelhitzhe railroad began commercial passenger service in Maine in 1937 with the opening gospelhitzof Maine Central Station, which opened in 1966.
In the first three decades of commercial passenger rail service, more than 35 million people traveled on Maine's freight trains. Passenger rail in Maine has steadily grown into the nation's fastest growing form of freight transportation.