organizations supporting freight and light rail?

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Hi everyone,

I have been searching online for a group that is organizing to change our transportation system to support freight and light rail over trucking and car commuting. So far I have not found anything. Does anyone know of any group doing that?

I would be very surprised if there were no such organization. If there isn't then one needs to be created. This article makes a good case for the need to take action to bring back the freight system: http://www.grist.org/article/freight-trains-19th-century-technology-due-for-a-21st-century-revival

Basically the trucking industry is heavily subsidized by taxpayer maintained roads, while the freight industry has to lay their own track with basically no help. The trucking industry is far less efficient for long distance shipping. Personally I am sick of the sound of the truck tearing through my town, and the way the highway system breaks up the land and makes it hard to get around, not to mention the environmental disaster of our oil dependency.

Please help me find like minded people so I can at least sign a petition and have a place to send people for information.

Thanks
-Seth
 


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