From 1980 to 2020, America’s freight railroads spent nearly $740 billion — averaging approximately $25 billion a year — on capital expenditures and maintenance expenses. These include locomotives, freight cars, tracks, bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure and equipment.
Discover how rail rebounded and kept goods moving despite unprecedented disruptions from port congestion and truck driver shortages during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Railroads are not guaranteed a slice of the freight transportation pie. Instead, they must earn it by continually investing in infrastructure, equipment and technology to adapt to customers’ changing needs.