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Rail Transportation in the US: Market Research Report

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Rail Transportation Market Research Report | NAICS 48211 | Jan 2014

On track: Higher production and spending will bolster demand for rail transportation

IBISWorld’s Rail Transportation market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$75bn
Annual Growth 09-14
7.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
180,990
Businesses
571
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Rail Transportation industry is on the right track, unimpeded by rising fuel prices and environmental concerns that hamper other modes of transportation. The resurgence of the industry's popularity will be supported by a high level of technological change, leading to more powerful and fuel-efficient locomotives. Furthermore, higher production levels and greater consumer spending will support industry demand... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The majority of industry revenue is derived from providing freight services. Most operators provide bulk and intermodal freight, which are estimated to represent 54.1% and 41.3% of industry revenue, respectively. Companies in the industry also provide passenger services, which are a relatively small portion of industry operations .

Freight is delivered by Class 1 railroads and by regional operators. Class 1 railroads are companies that operate on mainlines; they are generally large operators with 2011 operating revenue of $452.7 million per year (latest available data). Regional and local railroads operate on branch lines and basically provide feeder services to Class 1 freight operators... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Rail Transportation Industry?

The Rail Transportation industry comprises companies that operate railroads across the United States. This includes large railroads (Class 1 railroads) and regional and local line-haul railroads that carry freight and passengers. This industry does not include scenic and sightseeing rail transportation, street railroads, commuter rail or rapid transit.

Industry Products
Bulk freightIntermodal servicesPassenger servicesOther services
 
Industry Activities
Operating line-haul railroadsOperating short line railroadsOperating intercity passenger trains


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