Freight Rail: Partnering with Counties to Enhance Safety and Grow the Economy

Jul. 23, 2016 , 8:00 am – 9:15 am
102 AB

Freight rail is sustainable transportation. It connects local and regional economies to the global marketplace, and it does so with fewer emissions, greater fuel efficiency, and by helping counties and states avoid billions in road maintenance costs. Freight rail partners with counties in hazmat safety training and emergency response planning -- to help keep our communities safe. From land use conflicts to economic development to emergency response, learn more about the challenges and opportunities that counties and railroads face.