Friday, September 20, 2002

Railroad "intermodal" growth

News from the Globe and Mail that railroads in the United States may soon receive more revenue from moving containers and trailers of consumer goods than from hauling coal. A report commissioned by the railroad industry says that the "intermodal" shipments - those moved by a combination of road and rail - could become the industry's biggest single source of revenue by 2003 equating to $9 billion US or more than twenty per cent of total revenue.
Could this be an integrated transport system?

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