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Private rail investments power America’s economy
Freight Railroads Have Invested $550 Billion into the National Rail Network since 1980


Unlike trucks, barges and airlines, railroads operate on infrastructure they have built and maintained with private capital. Even during the economic downturn, America’s freight railroads continued to make significant private investments in the national rail network. In recent years, railroads have poured an average of $25 billion a year into the nation’s rail infrastructure and equipment. Since 1980, when the industry was partially deregulated, freight railroads have spent $550 billion on these critical investments.

Source: AAR

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