Freight Facts and Figures 2013
Table 4-3. Economic Characteristics of Freight Railroads: 2000 and 2011
Railroads include Class I (national), Class II (regional), and Class III (local) carriers. In all three classes of railroads, revenue grew while employment declined between 2000 and 2011.
|Number of railroads||8||7||552||560||560||567|
|Freight revenue (billions of current dollars)||33.1||65.0||3.2||4.0||36.3||68.9|
|Operating revenue (billions of current dollars)||34.1||67.4||NA||NA||NA||NA|
Key: NA = not available.
Class I railroads have annual carrier operating revenue of $433.2 million or more. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: annual issues), p. 3.
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