The State of U.S. Railroads: A Review of Capacity and Performance Data

Synopsis

U.S. railroads have improved their productivity, but increasing freight volume threatens performance-degrading capacity constraints. This report describes the current state of railroad capacity and performance for freight transportation. The public consequences of private investment decisions justify a public role in addressing concerns about railroads, but better data and analysis are needed to inform transportation policymaking.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Santa Monica, CA
Publication year:
  • 2008