The prospect of high-speed passenger rail has dominated discussions about reforming our transportation system. But advocates say freight rail could also transform our national infrastructure, pulling millions of long-haul trucks off the road every year. We explore what a major investment in freight rail technology could mean for the economy, and whether rail holds the power to take America back to the future.

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