Factoids

Here are some facts about rail

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A single freight train can take the load of 280 or more trucks — equivalent to 1,100 cars off our overcrowded highways

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In 2008, 384.4 million tons of freight originated, terminated or passed through Texas by rail. it would have taken about 21.4 million trucks to handle this freight

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Texas has 10,573 public highway and rail crossings. It leads all other states in total rail miles, with 10,804. In 2007, more than 2 million rail carloads traveled through the state, the second-largest volume in the nation

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Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Travelers Will Use High-Speed Rail

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A freight train moves a ton of freight an average of 484 miles on a single gallon of fuel

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As of January 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration showed that there were 116 listed railroad crossing “quiet zones” in Texas where trains do not need to sound their horn on approach. Sleep peacefully, Texas.

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Between 1956-2006 for every $16 that the federal government spent on highway projects with our general tax dollars, $6 was spent on aviation and only $1 was spent on rail

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Traffic congestion costs the U.S. $87.2 billion a year. The amount of time wasted in traffic annually nearly equals one full week per traveler