Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Rail transportation has made a comeback over the past few years. Increased fuel efficiency, growing demand for bulk freight transportation and a lower carbon footprint have resulted in greater demand for the Rail Transportation industry's services. In the coming years, freight volume and demand for rail transportation will increase as the labor market improves, consumers spend more freely and inventories are rebuilt... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Rail networks are designed to transport goods from city to city and from production centers to consumption destinations. As a result, services are linked with the location of consumer and producer centers and ports of transit. The region with the largest number of railroads is the Southeast due to the number of seaports that are in the region. The Southeast, which includes the largest tonnage port in the United States, the Port of Southern Louisiana, represents 25.4% of US freight railroads.
Railroads create a land bridge by servicing container ports between the West Coast and the East Coast. The West has three out of the largest five container ports in the United States: Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, all in California... purchase to read more