LaHood: A strong America requires a strong freight rail network

01/30/2012 | FastLane.DOT.gov

Freight railroads are aiming to invest more in networks and manpower, with the Association of American Railroads announcing industry investment of $13 billion and 15,000 hires this year, writes Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "As the demand to move more freight by rail increases, freight railroads are continuing to add and fill jobs nationwide. These jobs are well paying, highly skilled careers that cannot be offshored," said AAR CEO and President Edward Hamberger. "The Obama administration recognizes that a strong America requires a strong freight rail network," writes LaHood.

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