Comment 100616

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted April 24, 2014 at 22:10:14 in reply to Comment 100608

There are very few rail bottlenecks where:

1) Freight competes with passenger rail to the extent that it congests the line over capacity, AND,

2) It is not possible to increase the rail capacity by track improvements (including laying more track), signal improvements or technology improvements.

Furthermore, it is not an "all or nothing" situation. Where such bottlenecks exist, there may still be some freight moving by truck through those bottlenecks. I just want trucking companies to pay their true costs instead of dumping them on hard-working taxpayers like me.

The great thing about free market capitalism is that if trucking companies are required to pay their true costs then that provides the proper incentives for rail and all other alternatives.

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