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Largest Metros Served By Only One Train (How to Serve Them Better?)

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#41 jis



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:41 AM

One thing we seem to be ignoring in all this is that the freight railroads are really more into serving their own intersts than their customers, until they are forced to serve their customers' interest by the government. Try sending some freight interline, or try to negotiate a tariff for something like grain from a captive silo. There are very few rail customers who actually like them. they are able to make money mainly because a government setup regime of regulations allows them to maintain what amounts to complete monopoly and rate setting freedom voer vast swaths of the country. Let us not kid ourselves. Buffett is right, but he is not telling the whole story as far as government support is concerned.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:26 PM

Some one who can find it. There is a FRA report of anticipate freight traffic in 2040. The need for additional infrastructure is very large. The problem will be inability of Class 1s to construct necessary infrastructure.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:22 PM

Search for "National Freight Strategic Plan". I believe that may be what you're looking for.

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