Green Technologies Get Goods Moving

Did you know that freight trains are four times more fuel-efficient than trucks? Freight trains can move one ton of freight more than 470 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Bet you didn’t think something so powerful could be so environmentally friendly! In fact, since 1980, new “green” rail technologies and environmentally friendly operating practices have improved our fuel efficiency by more than 100 percent. These innovations are just another way that we’re designed to move a nation – now and for future generations.


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America flexes its muscle through trade

Trade supports 40 million U.S. jobs. One in four manufacturing jobs depends on exporting goods. And it wouldn’t be possible without freight rail.

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How freight rail drives economic growth

Learn how freight railroads spurred $274 billion in economic activity, supported 1.5 million jobs and improved life in towns across the nation.

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