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BNSF Railway. Freight Rail Overview for Iowa Transportation Commission April 10, 2012. U.S. Freight Transportation. Pipe 17%. Air 1%. Rail 42%. Truck 28%. Water 12%. Intercity Ton-Miles, by Mode. Source: Eno Transportation Foundation. U.S. Freight Railroad Performance.

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bnsf railway
BNSF Railway

Freight Rail OverviewforIowa Transportation Commission

April 10, 2012

u s freight transportation
U.S. Freight Transportation

Pipe

17%

Air

1%

Rail

42%

Truck

28%

Water

12%

Intercity Ton-Miles, by Mode

Source: Eno Transportation Foundation

u s freight railroad performance
U.S. Freight Railroad Performance

(Index 1981 = 100)

Productivity

Volume

Revenue

Price

Source: AAR

railroading is america s most capital intensive industry
Railroading is America’s Most Capital-Intensive Industry

3%

4%

4%

5%

6%

Capital Expenditures as a % of Revenue*

18%

*U.S. Bureau of the Census

rail industry investments
Rail Industry Investments

Buildings, InformationSystems, etc.

5%

Freight Cars

9%

Locomotives

11%

Right of way

75%

Source: Transmatch Consulting

public policies should encourage use of freight rail
Public Policies Should Encourage Use of Freight Rail

Advantages of Rail:

A Ratio of 5 to 1

Air Pollution NoiseCongestionSafety

In Mil

Societal Cost

per Billon Ton Miles

bnsf profile
BNSF Profile

Balanced revenue base

Superior intermodal franchise

Strong bulk franchise

BNSF Volumes

Agricultural Products

12%

Intermodal

47%

Coal

26%

Industrial Products

15%

2011 Revenues: $19.5 billion

Units: 9.5 million

bnsf in iowa
BNSF in Iowa
  • Key Customers: Cargill, Bunge, Heartland, Bartlett, Iowa State Utilities
  • 1,015 Employees
  • 2.6 Million carloads handled

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bnsf in iowa1
BNSF in Iowa
  • 2012 Capital Investments: $57 million
  • Major Projects:
    • Completion of bridge over Mississippi River at Burlington ($153 million)
    • Completion of four “crossovers” funded by stimulus bill
    • 52 road crossing upgrades
    • Burlington “blitz” weekend March 23: bridge / ties / seven road crossings
    • Extensive general maintenance (Ex: $35 million Burlington – Council Bluffs line)
  • Council Bluffs: Rationalization of rail lines in conjunction with I-80/29 rebuilding

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bnsf in iowa3
BNSF in Iowa
  • 2012 Capital Investments: $57 million
  • Major Projects:
    • Completion of bridge over Mississippi River at Burlington ($153 million)
    • Completion of four “crossovers” funded by stimulus bill
    • 52 road crossing upgrades
    • Burlington “blitz” weekend March 23: bridge / ties / seven road crossings
    • Extensive general maintenance (Ex: $35 million Burlington – Council Bluffs line)
  • Council Bluffs: Rationalization of rail lines in conjunction with I-80/29 rebuilding

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