Rail Connects American Businesses to the World

A stretch of railroad track on its own may not be all that impressive, but the vast network that blankets America serves as a lifeline to the rest of the world. When U.S. goods are delivered to international customers, there’s a good chance freight rail played a vital role. That’s because America’s freight railroads carry one-third of all U.S. exports on their journey to markets around the world. Our investments in an efficient intermodal system are opening doors overseas and helping American businesses compete—and win—in today’s global marketplace.

Further Reading

The Growth of Intermodal

In 2014, railroads set a new record for intermodal container and trailer volume, breaking the previous record set in 2013.

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Helping America Compete – And Win

American freight rail rates are lower than those in China, Germany and Japan.

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