As gas slowly creeps back up to $4.00 per gallon (I read recently where we could hit that number by August), many folks are turning to Amtrak and light rail as an alternative.
Could this completely revive the railroad industry?
Any motorist can tell you: the state’s streets and highways have become more congested over the past decade. With congestion brings increased emissions. To help address those congestion and emission concerns, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division is improving passenger rail service by improving railroad infrastructure.
The NCDOT is investing state, federal and surface transportation funds throughout the state to improve existing tracks, install new signals and build stretches of new track to improve the state’s rail system. These projects range in scope from critical freight access to statewide development of the Southeast High Speed Rail corridor.
For more information, visit: ByTrain.org