In transit: Increased demand for mass transit will promote growth in industry revenue

The Railroad Track Construction industry has benefited from increased government investment and public-private partnerships over the past five years to 2018. This industry benefited from capital outlays made by the federal government through programs such as the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. At times, a booming energy sector benefited this industry by increasing demand for transportation systems needed to connect oil rigs and gas fields to their downstream markets. Over the five years to 2023, growth is expected to remain robust. Growth will become less volatile as a consequence of moving further away from the recession rather than poorer operating conditions...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 13-18
3.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
21,659
Businesses
1,509

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The high-speed rail projects in California are expected to benefit this industry and the economy
  • FAST Act has provided steady demand for industry services by encouraging more investment in transit
  • Increased demand for mass transit and improving economic conditions are likely to promote growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Railroad Track Construction industry has moderate barriers to entry. Industry operators require a high level of technical expertise and highly-specialized employees, which poses a barrier to entry for many. This is especially true for small and nonemploying operators that do not have a larger brand to leverage. Similarly, small operators struggle against economies of scale. The cost savings that come with being large and having capital enables larger companies to offer better prices and expand more easily.The industry does not require a substantial amount of capital investment in machinery and equipment mainly because the equipment is largely rented. Furthermore, technological change and federal safety regulations limit prospective operators as well. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Railroad Track Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Railroad Track Construction Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Market research
  • Having a network of suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Freight transportation services index and External competition for the Rail Transportation industry in the Railroad Track Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Railroad Track Construction Industry?

    This industry constructs railway track, railway ties, bedding and other infrastructure related to railroads. Contractors perform new work, reconstruction and repairs. This industry also includes construction management companies and special trade contractors that construct rail track and transit systems.

    Industry Products
  • New track construction
  • Track additions
  • Track maintenance
  • Industry Activities
  • New railroad track construction
  • Railroad track repair
  • Railroad track maintenance
  • Railroad track additions
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Freight transportation services index
  • External competition for the Rail Transportation industry
  • Federal funding for transportation
  • Total exports
  • Total imports
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Increasing consumer demand
  • Regulatory factors
  • Operational trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sustained demand
  • On the right track
  • Table: Railroad Track Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Railroad Track Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Stone Mining
  • Structural Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Aircraft, Marine & Railroad Transportation Equipment Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Rail Transportation

  • Products & Services
  • New track construction
  • Track maintenance
  • Track additions
  • Chart: Railroad Track Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private sector
  • State and local government
  • Federal spending
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Railroad Track Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesLabor and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Railroad Track Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Railroad Track Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Granite Construction Inc., Kiewit Corporation, The Walsh Group,
  • Table: Granite Construction Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Kiewit Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: The Walsh Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Railroad Track Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Railroad Track Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Freight transportation services index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Ballast
  • A mixture of crushed stone that forms the track bed upon which the railroad ties are laid
  • Railroad Ties
  • A rectangular support for the rails in railroad tracks
  • Subgrade
  • Also called the formation level, the subgrade is the native material underneath a constructed road, pavement or railway
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