Rail Service as a Public, Private Partnership

ntbraymer

This map from the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority shows the busiest freight rail lines in Southern California which handle heavy freight traffic from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Billions of dollars, much of it taxpayer money has gone into grade separating and improving grade crossings to reduce road congestion at crossing, improve safety and keep the local economic growth resulting from the Port’s freight business.

By Noel T. Braymer

Railroad service for both freight and passengers can have a positive impact on local economies and quality of life in a community. Rail service can reduce traffic congestion and air pollution created around freeways and major roads. Railroads are a major factor in job creation. In California local and state governments have been investing money into railroad infrastructure to improve rail service. Local governments in California already own miles of old railroad rights of way which in many…

View original post 1,065 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s