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Energy reduction and environmental sustainability in surface transportation

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

Energy reduction and environmental sustainability in surface transportation

hearing before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, January 27, 2009.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2009 in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transportation -- United States -- Planning,
  • Transportation -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Transportation and state -- United States,
  • Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects -- United States

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .P896317 2009c
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 183 p. :
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24010280M
    ISBN 100160840163
    ISBN 109780160840166
    LC Control Number2009526221

    Transporting goods by train also provides benefits to the environment beyond fuel efficiency and sustainability; it reduces supply chain costs, allowing American businesses to be more competitive in the global market. For example, BNSF trains can move one ton of freight nearly miles on just one gallon of diesel fuel. Sustainability. Kleinfelder continuously seeks to improve our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. We consider water consumption, energy use, carbon emissions, and waste generation to identify potential reduction measures throughout our offices and business practices and provide a better work environment for our own staff.


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