Letter from AAR: Freight rail holds key to better future

03/23/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The freight rail industry holds the key to a better future for America, writes AAR President Edward Hamberger in a letter responding to a column by Bob Herbert. U.S. railroad companies practice a "can-do philosophy" every day that harkens back to an earlier era, he writes. The industry is on track to invest some $12 billion this year to improve the country's freight rail system, ensuring the taxpayers are burden-free.

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