Electric Rail: Financially and Politically Feasible?

April 2010
Solar Today;Apr2010, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p35
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the financial and political feasibility of electrifying rail in the U.S. It discusses the plan of the U.S. Department of Defense to electrify 32,421 miles of rail line which according to a study could handle 80 percent of national freight costing about 75 billion dollars. New America Foundation research fellow Phillip Longman believes that rail electrification is feasible considering the high-speed rail service benefit it could provide particularly on trucking industry.


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