Private Sector Rail Investments Drive Economic Development in North Star State
Responsible for over a quarter million Minnesota jobs and $40 billion of the state’s gross domestic product, freight rail plays a huge role in Minnesota’s economic success. Railroads’ support for Minnesota agriculture, industry, forestry, mining and more adds an estimated $2,000 to the average Minnesotan’s income – or more than $5,000 per household.
Minnesota's 18 freight railroads operate over 4,258 miles of track and employ 4,270 in the North Star State.* It would have taken approximately 13.3 million additional truckloads to move the 238.6 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Minnesota in 2017. Metallic ores and grain comprise the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Minnesota. Metallic ores and coal are the state's largest rail imports.
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in rail rates, 1981-2014.
That means the average rail customer today can ship nearly twice as much freight for about the same price it paid more than 30 years ago.
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