IF JUST 10%
Of long-haul freight now being moved by truck moved by rail instead, greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by close to 500,000 tonnes. That’s equivalent to taking more than 3.6 million trucks off the road.
A SINGLE FREIGHT TRAIN
Can take the load of 280 or more trucks — equivalent to 1,100 cars — off our overcrowded highways. Highway congestion costs the nation $87 billion each year just in wasted fuel (2.8 billion gallons) and wasted travel time (4.2 billion hours). So, moving freight by rail also reduces the pressure to build costly new roads and helps cut the cost of maintaining the roads we already have. That saves us all money.