We're learning more about the future of railroads in our region.
Wednesday, Charles Moorman, the president and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation spoke at the 2013 joint rail conference on UT's campus.
He says the future of railroads is bright, but the industry could use some work, such as investing in technology to help with network management, logistics, efficiency, and saving fuel.
Moorman says Knoxville is a key location for future success.
"Knoxville is strategically important for Norfolk Southern. It lies on one of our new main corridor developments, the so-called Crescent Corridor to move traffic off the highways between the south and the southwest," he said.
Moorman says he's hoping to develop more products here in East Tennessee.