This report forecasts revenues generated and volume hauled by the US freight railroad industry in dollars and ton-miles to 2019. Total revenues and volume are segmented by mode in terms of Class I railroads and other freight railroads. Total US freight revenues and volume are also forecast to 2019. For 2004 through 2014, total freight is segmented by mode as follows: trucking, railroad, pipeline, water, and air.
To illustrate historical trends, total revenues, total volume, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical industry size and trends, key economic indicators, trends in NAFTA trade by rail, environmental and regulatory factors, railroad freight shipments by commodity, and total freight shipments by mode. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines railroads, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute services when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each railroad segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the US railroad industry and profiles the leading domestic firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.