Friday, February 21, 2014
A nearby counties' county commissioners got a briefing on rail. The Mansfield News Journal article captured a tidbit worth sharing: "The amount of goods shipped across the United States will increase 92 percent by 2025."
I have no reason to distrust that number and that's a big deal.
Since our highway capacity isn't going to increase by 92% in the next dozen years and our number of CDL drivers is hard-pressed to meet that demand too, it means rail is more often the answer to a growing manufacturing need.
And our Port Authority owns rail-served, ready-to-build industrial sites.