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.
As the top refiner of crude oil in the nation – as well as the second largest producer of natural gas – the State of Louisiana relies heavily on its railroads. In addition, railroads carrying the state’s five major ports are responsible for more than 25 percent of the nation’s waterborne exports. Louisiana also holds the distinct honor of being home to the longest railroad bridge in the United States, Norfolk Southern’s Lake Ponchartrain Bridge, which spans nearly 6 miles.