An ongoing oil boom in the American Southwest has been good news for the economy, the job market, and for the US rail industry.
The largely suburban area of Northern Virginia has a few pockets of rural landscape that are almost entirely connected to the outside world by unpaved gravel roads. The fight to preserve those pathways may be helped by technology that brings pavement-like strength to gravel surfaces.
Rail holding company Watco Transportation had a banner year in 2018, and with last month’s unveiling of a brand-new short line in Ithaca, New York, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.
A new report commissioned by the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies in Pennsylvania sought to compare dust emissions from two different surface aggregates.
Silver is already being traded at prices much higher than last year, prompting speculation that 2019 could be the year that the silver mining industry truly takes off.