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Railroads and our region

August 30, 2011
By J.J. Pirko - Community Columnist ( , Tribune Chronicle |

"Full Speed Ahead: Creating Green Jobs Through Freight Rail Expansion," was a joint report from the BlueGreen Alliance and the Economic Policy Institute, released in 2010. The Association of American Railroads added their support to this report that found for every $1 billion of capital investment in freight rail, approximately 7,800 green jobs are created across the U.S. economy. Other benefits include reducing carbon emissions and cutting our nation's dependence on foreign oil.



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