Rail could fight climate change

Rail is extremely energy efficient and could become a vital tool to address climate change, yet rail companies refuse to go after business that doesn't promise high profit margins. The consequence is vast amounts of fossil fuels being burned on low mileage trucks, more highway congestion, and more air pollution. Better passenger rail could provide an alternative to air travel, an industry which is also showing signs of strain. Investments like the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill are a good start, but we need to do more.