Freight rail is a valuable resource available to fortunate communities. Millions of Americans are working for companies that are much more competitive in a tough global economy thanks to America’s affordable and productive freight rail network. By linking businesses to each other domestically and abroad, freight rail plays a crucial role in the economic development of the United States.
Growing rail in a community can range from retaining existing rail served buildings to revitalizing brownfield sites to identifying new greenfield opportunities. Expert planning and management are required to maximize the benefits of this unique community asset. It all starts with factoring rail into your master plan through four easy steps.