Lone Star State Leads Nation in Rail Innovation
From energy production and manufacturing, to distribution centers and the Gulf Coast ports, freight rail is an important driver of Texas’s economic future. The Lone Star State is a national leader in freight rail innovation, with one of the nation’s biggest railroads, BNSF Railway, headquartered in Fort Worth, where Wabtec also builds new high-tech, fuel-efficient locomotives.
Texas’s 52 freight railroads operate over 10,506 miles of track and employ 17,453 in the Lone Star State.* It would have taken approximately 22.1 million additional truckloads to move the 398.2 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Texas in 2017. Intermodal and chemicals make up the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Texas. Intermodal and nonmetallic minerals are the largest rail imports to the state.
Washington, D.C. — In a GoRail letter delivered yesterday to Reps. Pelosi, Hoyer, McCarthy, DeFazio and Graves, 34 community, business and economic development leaders across…
Washington, DC — Thanks to the classic board game Monopoly, four American railroads are gone but not forgotten: B&O Railroad, Reading Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad and…
Nuts & Bolts
Washington, DC — The U.S. freight rail industry is made up of much more than just the railroads themselves. In addition to seven Class I…
Featured Rail Advocates Texas
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.
Let's Subscribe Subscribe below to get regular updates from GoRail. For our weekly newsletter, join the GoRail Mail list and for a daily update of what's new.