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Freight Rail:  America on the Move

America’s freight railroads help power America’s economy and connect American businesses to markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. The U.S. freight rail industry supports a highly skilled workforce and sustains additional American jobs throughout the country. And America’s freight rail system — the safest, most affordable and most reliable freight rail system in the world — is almost exclusively funded by the private rail companies that own, build, and maintain it.