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Nevada says push for freight rail not an attack on trucking

March 17, 2021


Should Nevada, which has only one warehouse actively using a rail siding, be relying more heavily on freight rail? The answer is yes, according to the state’s draft 2021 rail plan.

The plan, currently under review by the Federal Railroad Administration, lists several reasons why public and private stakeholders should consider building out Nevada’s freight rail infrastructure. Nearshoring or reshoring provides potential support to Nevada’s manufacturing and mining activities as companies seek to source more materials and parts within North America, while transferring more freight from truck to rail could reduce statewide emissions.

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