Richard Campbell writes in The Hill about the importance of America’s rail freight industry.
- The U.S. rail system is among the safest and most efficient systems in the world.
- Rail in the U.S. accounts for less than 2% of transportation sector emissions but transports 28% of freight goods while supporting over 167,000 direct jobs.
- Lawmakers should recognize the immense economic and environmental benefits of freight rail and push back against legislation that would hamstring the industry through excessive regulations.
- Hampering U.S. rail could have several unintended environmental consequences and lead to less efficient transportation of consumer goods and critical energy.
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