Without question, transportation is vital to the Utah economy. A
transportation system that promotes the efficient movement of
people and goods is critical to our state’s prosperity and quality
Mining and Transportation
If you are likemost people, you think about what you want or need
to do, and you don’t necessarily give a lot of thought to the broad
net of resources that you might use along the way.
Trains in the U.S.
Trains continue to be a vital component of our transportation
network, whether transporting passengers or goods.
Metals in Planes and Trains
The U.S. currently has a 233,000 mile network of railroad tracks.
Trains are mostly built out of a variety of steel alloys, but they also
use many other metals.
Mining By the Numbers
Mining Products in Bicycles
The next time you take your bike out for a spin around a park or
through a neighborhood, you might want to think about the way
that mining has benefited your life in the form of your bicycle.
Airplanes & Air Travel
The air travel industry is a vital part of our lifestyle and our
economy, helping families and businesses connect in ways that
were unimaginable just a hundred years ago.
How Much Copper Does
That Electric Car Need?
This new generation of vehicles and charging stations means
increased demand for copper.
What’s in a Hybrid Car?
Hybrid cars use twice as much copper as non-hybrid cars.
If it Can’t Be Grown, It Has to Be Mined!