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Services (not listed)
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Full and Open
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2nd QTR
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926 120
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Rail vs. Truck Fuel Efficiency (Update) - In November 2009, the Federal Railroad Administration released its contractor study Comparative Evaluation of Rail and Truck Fuel Efficiency on Competitive Corridors. That study updated FRA’s 1991 study on the same issue. Even though only four years have passed since the 2009 study was completed, the data and analysis for that review was from 2006 and 2007. This study has been widely circulated and certain factual information has been adopted by industry. However, valid challenges assert that fuel efficiency has improved for both truck and rail.This study will undertake another examination of the energy efficiency of rail and truck for competing services. As the study before, this one will assess fuel consumption from using rail versus similar truck offerings, in the same corridors and carrying the same types of freight. Such an approach will consider that rail offers a number of services that compete with truck, each of which may have different fuel requirements. Fuel efficiency by mode and service offering will be based on fuel consumed in door‐to‐door service.

Contact Name
Joel Palley
(202) 493-6409
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