Rail

HSR projects creating conflict for freight

Posted on February 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NPR reported that proposed high-speed rail projects across the U.S. may conflict with freight systems. While Amtrak pays private companies in the center of the country to run its low-speed passenger trains on freight rail tracks, high-speed trains will need their own tracks, depriving the freight rail system of some of that revenue.

A rail expert told NPR that the problem of how to build a high-speed system without hurting the freight industry has still not been solved. For the full story, click here.

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