Climate change is a growing problem, and the railroad industry is aiming to do its part to reduce the environmental impacts of its vital transportation activities. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently released a report, titled "Freight Railroads & Climate Change: Reducing Emissions, Enhancing Resiliency," which outlines steps underway and in the works - and how policymakers can help even further - to reduce environmental impacts of transportation.
We discuss the report and related topics with AAR Assistant VP for Government Affairs Jordan Stone and Assistant VP: Environment, Hazardous Materials and Climate Change Devin Sprinkle on this edition of InTek Freight & Logistics: The Podcast. Devin and Jordan tell us how even though railroad is already the most efficient way to move freight over land, the industry is working to make it even better. Initiatives under way or upcoming include investigating electric or hydrogen-powered locomotives, more efficiencies at railyards, cleaner fuel options and more. They also discuss how government and private partnerships are enhancing these efforts - and what policymakers can do to help even further.
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