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Hope for the Chokepoint City?

Jim Oberstar focuses on the nation's transportation challenges in address to the National Industrial Transportation League.

As an example of the problems we face, he pointed to the notorious rail bottleneck in Chicago. "Something is wrong," Oberstar said, "when it takes 36 hours and costs $300 to move a container from the West Coast to the west side of Chicago, another $300 and another 30 hours to move it to the east side of Chicago, and then $200 and 24 hours to move it from Chicago to the East Coast."

DC Velocity
May 22, 2012

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