Whether selling and building automobiles and houses, powering businesses or enabling manufacturers to reach new customers, American industries rely on freight rail to get raw goods and finished products to market in the U.S. and globally.

Railroads’ billions of dollars in annual investments trigger a powerful economic effect across myriad U.S. industries. Freight rail’s investments also produce high-paying industry jobs, additional industry-supported jobs, industry and consumer connection to the global market, and local community growth from sizeable funds infused into the market and government budgets. These benefits come at a savings of billions of dollars each year for taxpayers because America’s freight railroads operate overwhelmingly on infrastructure that they own, build, maintain and pay for themselves.


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