This is the number of railroad workers in your state. Freight railroads employ more than 180,000 workers. The majority of the rail workforce is comprised of people who operate trains and those who maintain rail tracks and equipment.
This is the average compensation (benefits included) of a freight rail worker in your state. Rail jobs are among some of the nation’s highest paying and for most, a college degree is not required.
This is the top commodity produced in your state that is shipped by rail. America’s freight railroads transport a huge variety of commodities safely and affordably.
In 1911, the first long-distance auto race in the United States was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Today, while the Indianapolis 500 continues to be the most popular auto race in the world, it is Indiana’s booming steel industry that serves at the economic underpinning of the state. And, with the resurgence of the domestic automotive industry, Indiana’s automakers rely on railroads to ship steel into their plants and finished automobiles out. Freight rail helps keep Indiana’s economy speeding along.