NTX Magazine Volume 4 - Page 62

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Logistics Rail volume was up for the first half of 2014, nearly 6 percent compared with last year. “ It makes a lot more sense to put that container on rail rather than over the road. Between the airport at Alliance and our intermodal capabilities, we are pretty much 24/7 around here.” –  om Harris, president of Alliance Air/ T Aviation Services 60 www.ntc-dfw.org Winter/Spring 2015 According to the American Association of Railroads, combined North American rail volume for the first 36 weeks of 2014 on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 13,829,706 carloads, up 3.1 percent compared with the same point in 2013, and 11,663,458 intermodal containers and trailers, up 5.9 percent compared with 2013. All that means growing demand for capabilities easily available in North Texas to businesses here and around the world. Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air/Aviation Services for Hillwood Properties, sees that growth first-hand as he helped develop the first piece of the AllianceTexas area, Alliance Airport, and now sees