DSRR maintains efficiency standards unrivaled by other modes of transportation available in the region.
According to AAR, rail is four times more fuel efficient than trucks and can move one ton of freight 470 miles on just a single gallon of diesel fuel resulting in lower fuel consumption and overall carbon emissions. Further, rail accounts for 2.0% of all transportation-related emissions despite handling a third of all intercity freight volume making it an increasingly viable alternative for industrialized growth.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) population and demographic trends pose an enormous challenge for U.S. transportation infrastructure and operators. Forecasts suggest as areas become more urbanized they will converge into larger metropolitan networks or megaregions. As a result, these regions will demand a higher volume of freight, which means greater traffic congestion, increased emissions, more frequent infrastructure maintenance, and loss of economic productivity. DSRR is poised for that growth with rail segments that run through mostly rural areas and open lands which afford opportunity for development while providing valuable rail access for local, regional and long-distance shipments.