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STB Announces Publication of Annual Rail Rate Index Study

12/17/2021 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 21-53

Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Economics (OE) today announced the publication of the Annual Rail Rate Index Study: 1985-2019, which distills data and analysis of freight rail rates into formal reports that are shared with the Board and the public. The Annual Rail Rate Index Study provides user-friendly graphs to represent real and nominal levels of revenue per ton-mile and separates rail rates by commodity groups.

The Annual Rail Rate Index Study: 1985-2019, as well as other studies conducted by OE may be viewed and downloaded here.