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 Locations Chapter
Rail networks are designed to transport goods from city to city and from production centers to consumption destinations. As such, 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 26.6% 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