Did you know that freight railroad employment in the U.S. reached its highest level since 2000 during 2006? Or that Class I railroads paid almost $7 billion in taxes? Or that they invested a record $8.4 billion in capital improvements during the year? All of this information and more is included in the 24th annual edition of Railroad Ten-Year Trends, which is now available from the Association of American Railroads. This new edition presents data for the years 1997 through 2006.
Railroad Ten-Year Trends provides tables and graphs which present an economic overview of the U.S. freight railroad industry, including Class I industry performance, traffic, financial statistics, employment, plant and equipment, and operations. In addition, the publication includes selected information on regional and local railroads as well as the web sites of more than 250 Canadian, Mexican and U.S. railroads. It also lists all U.S. freight railroads and offers profiles of rail-related organizations. Copies of Railroad Ten-Year Trends are available for $100 for non-members and $50 for AAR members. To order copies of the book, visit the AAR web site.
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