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Rail & Transit

Hot-dip galvanizing is a viable solution for sustainable bus/rail stops, stations, ancillary track elements, rail cars, bridges and other infrastructure.

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Passenger rail and public transit in the United States are inadequate and lack coverage, speed and reliability in comparison to the rest of the world. Public transit and passenger rail can provide sustainable transportation options, reducing the number of vehicles on the road as well as the emissions produced. However, 45% of Americans have no access to transit, and high-speed train travel is non-existent. 

Freight rail fares slightly better due to the massive private investment by the freight companies who own them. Much of the rail line used by passenger rail services is owned and maintained by freight railroads.

Passenger & Freight Rail IIJA Funding totals
$66 Billion
New and Reauthorized public transit investment
$128.9 Billion

More about Rail & Transit

Hot-dip galvanized steel is a proven solution for protection of rail and transit infrastructure. From stations and stops to track elements, bridges, ancillary items, and even rail cars, hot-dip galvanizing can withstand the test of time keeping these critical passenger and freight pathways open.

HDG in Rail Systems

  • GSS Calgary LRT

    Galvanized Steel Studies - Calgary LRT Refurbishment

    When the city of Calgary was ready to refurbish the 7th Avenue Light Rail Transit (LRT) System learn how hot-dip galvanizing was the logical choice.

  • Card design guide

    Design Guide: Products Galvanized After Fabrication

    Design and fabrication practices for optimizing the quality of HDG coatings. This guide contains more than 30 full-color illustrations.

  • GI Seminar Transportation

    Galvanize It! Seminar: Transportation

    This seminar provides an overview about hot-dip galvanized steel and how it can be used in in the transportation industry, from bridges and highways to mass transit applications.

  • LCCC Transit

    Life-Cycle Cost Calculator

    Use the Life-cycle Cost Calculator to compare the initial and life-cycle cost of hot-dip galvanizing to other common coating systems.