"Focus on Transportation & Trade" piece on how high diesel prices and increased
"Focus on Transportation & Trade" piece on how high diesel prices and increased demand for freight are prompting a new look at the state's rail system, which is plagued with inefficiencies and reliability issues that put Maine at a competitive disadvantage. In 2007, only 5 percent of freight tonnage moved in Maine was moved by rail. Out of the $5 billion that the Maine Department of Transportation estimates it will cost in the next decade to upgrade transportation infrastructure, only $60 million is targeted at rehabbing freight rail lines and port infrastructure. The state is pushing public/private partnerships, such as the rehab of Danville Junction, a product of the state's Freight Rail Interchange Program. With additional details on the Industrial Rail Access Program and the Auburn Intermodal facility.
Diesel fuels, Railroads, Maine Department of Transportation
Richardson, Whit, ""Focus on Transportation & Trade" piece on how high diesel prices and increased" (2008). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4611.