Florida should look to rail for the future of freight

11/6/2009 | Naples Daily News (Fla.)

High-speed passenger trains might be "sexy" right now, said Joe Mazurkiewicz of the Florida Transportation Commission, but they're not Florida's solution for preventing future transportation woes. Mazurkiewicz instead supports expanding the state's freight rail capacity and investing in inland ports where freight can be transferred from trains to trucks for local distribution. The subsequent decrease in the number of shipping trucks on the roads would improve traffic and safety conditions for Florida's drivers.

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Naples Daily News (Fla.)