Brown: Congestion a Major Problem for Railroads

WASHINGTON — Congestion is a major problem across all modes of surface transportation, said Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla.

“And as we begin to develop and reauthorize the next surface transportation bill, it is critical that the need for additional rail capacity for both freight and passenger rail be addressed,” Brown said. “The future of ground transportation is on our rails, whether it is taking freight off congested highways or moving people on high-speed rail corridors.

“There is no one solution that will solve the congestion problems plaguing our nation,” Brown added. “New and creative ideas from both government and the private sector must be utilized to increase and improve freight movement. With that, I want to welcome today’s panelists and thank them for joining us. I look forward to hearing their testimony.”

— Railfanning.org News Wire