Florida East Coast Railway Co. (FEC) said today it would add Valdosta,
Ga., to its so-called relay rail network, which allows truckers to drop
off trailerloads with the FEC and have the railroad, rather than the
truckers, transport the freight down the Florida peninsula to Miami. The
expansion will take place early next year, the railroad said.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based FEC already operates such a service at Savannah,
where truckers delivering loads originating in the Midwest and Southeast
drop their loads with FEC at the Georgia city. FEC then trucks the trailer
to its railhead in Jacksonville, where it is transloaded onto one of its
trains for the 350-mile overnight trip to Miami. The trucker can then pick
up a trailer in Savannah, a major manufacturing and distribution center,
for the westbound return trip. Once the trailer is offloaded in Miami,
FEC returns the empty equipment to Savannah.
Hm, you’d think the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority (VLCIA)
would be announcing something like this….
WSJ article about economic problems of biomass plants
goes on to suggest the government subsidize biomass more.
Clean Technica suggests
a better idea:
If solar got the
same subsidies as fossil fuels,
solar would be cheaper than current grid power everywhere in the U.S.
Each taxpayer has spent about $521 towards coal over the past five years
and only $7.24 towards solar.
How about we reverse that?
Solar needs no fuel, no truck deliveries, and no emissions.