Laying tracks to the future of cargo shipping

Monday, April 20, 2009


Last week, President Obama announced an ambitious goal to build a high-speed passenger rail line in ten regions across the country. But even if President Obama’s plans for passenger rail materialize, it won’t necessarily help the entire rail system. America's freight, the cargo that moves goods across the country by rail, is in big trouble. To look at the state of the rails, The Takeaway talks with Rick Karr, a correspondent for Blueprint America. His report on the nation’s ailing freight-rail system will air on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer tonight.


Rick Karr


Jen Poyant

Comments [1]


How come we can't afford to spend billions on a decent rail system with many benefits to the economy, the environment, etc. However there is always billions available to support foreign wars?

Apr. 20 2009 09:51 AM

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