Cost Effective Transportation
There are economic and environmental reasons for shipping by rail. For one thing, it’s cost-effective. Shipping by rail saves time, which also saves money.
U.S. freight railroads can, on average, move one ton of freight 479 miles per gallon of fuel, making rail the most environmentally friendly way to move freight over land. Additionally, moving freight by rail instead of truck lowers greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent.
In the last four years, the railroad industry has invested more than $100 billion on infrastructure, equipment and technology; As a result, America’s freight railroads move more freight more efficiently, safely and cleanly than ever before.
Shipping via rail is also statistically safer than other methods.
For more information on the economic and environmental benefits, visit the Association of American Railroads.