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Rail Reinvestment Builds World-Class Rail Network
Railroads Reinvest at Five Times the Rate of the Average Manufacturer*

 
 

Freight railroads are far more capital intensive than other industries. On average, railroads reinvest five times more than the average manufacturer, building the rails upon which America’s economy rides.* And, unlike other modes of freight transportation, railroads build and maintain this network with virtually no taxpayer assistance.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, AAR
*Capital spending measured as a percentage of total revenue, 2002-2011

 
 
 
 
 
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