Warren Buffett, who knows a thing or two about the economy…
“Railroads have major cost and environmental advantages over trucking, their main competitor. Last year BNSF moved each ton of freight it carried a record 500 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel. That’s three times more fuel-efficient than trucking is, which means our railroad owns an important advantage in operating costs. Concurrently, our country gains because of reduced greenhouse emissions and a much smaller need for imported oil. When traffic travels by rail, society benefits.”
Take note, ye libertarians who are, for some absurd reason, anti-railway.
P.S. Europe has trains, and it is awesome.