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... rail infrastructure in place, and bankruptcy court will see to it that the less efficient system of using long haul trucks will bite the dust.

That is, after all, a big reason why that rail infrastructure is not being put into place right now by the federal government. Lot more campaign contributions in trucking than there is in rail.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Jul 8th, 2008 at 10:32:09 PM EST
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Imagine matching electrified rail for long distance travel with plug in hybrid trucks for local delivery.

The distribution issues that occur with regular auto traffic aren't as big when you have the limited distribution network that trucing requires.  Let alone for short distance deliveries.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Jul 8th, 2008 at 10:47:36 PM EST
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