Michigan railroads crucial to state; conference meets to discuss challenges

Aug 29, 2013

Railroads in Michigan are critical for the transportation of agriculture commodities out of the state.
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Michigan railroads employ thousands of workers, maintain thousands of miles of track, move millions of tons freight, and generate billions of dollars. The system’s health is crucial to commerce in the state.

This week, railroad officials and experts gathered for a conference in Lansing. Current State’s Scott Pohl went to the conference to talk with David Closs, a professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain Management at MSU’s Broad College of Business, about the challenges facing the state’s rail system.