Transportation

Why Railroad Track Maintenance Is Important

Why Railroad Track Maintenance Is Important

The United States' rail network is fundamental to its logistics system. When transport via air, sea, or highway isn't viable or ideal, our railways stand strong as a reliable means of transporting goods. While passenger rail in our country may not compare with systems in Europe or Asia, our freight system is the envy of the world. To keep it that way, we need to keep our physical railroad tracks in ideal condition. Here's a closer look at why railroad track maintenance is important to both its users and to larger infrastructural concerns.