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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Freight Rail OverviewforIowa Transportation Commission
April 10, 2012
Intercity Ton-Miles, by Mode
Source: Eno Transportation Foundation
(Index 1981 = 100)
Capital Expenditures as a % of Revenue*
*U.S. Bureau of the Census
Buildings, InformationSystems, etc.
Right of way
Source: Transmatch Consulting
Advantages of Rail:
A Ratio of 5 to 1
Air Pollution NoiseCongestionSafety
per Billon Ton Miles
Balanced revenue base
Superior intermodal franchise
Strong bulk franchise
2011 Revenues: $19.5 billion
Units: 9.5 million