An Update to the Study of Competition in the U.S. Freight Railroad Industry

In November 2008, Christensen Associates issued A Study of Competition in the U.S. Freight Railroad Industry and Analysis of Proposals that Might Enhance Competition. That study provided an analysis of the performance of the freight railroad industry for 1987-2006. Since the release of that report, two additional years of the Carload Waybill Sample (CWS) data and the Rail Form 1 data (R-1 data) have become available. The current report incorporates these additional data into the analysis to provide an update for the years 2007 and 2008. Throughout the current report updating the analysis through 2008, references are made to the findings from the “original study” or the “original report.” Those references refer to the original study as revised in November 2009. The current report updates Chapters 8-15 of the original report. These chapters relied on the CWS and R-1 data, which are now available through 2008.

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    Laurits R. Christensen Associates, Incorporated

    4610 University Avenue, Suite 700
    Madison, WI  United States  73705-2164

    Surface Transportation Board

    Department of Transportation, 395 E Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20423-0001
  • Authors:
    • Bozzo, Thomas
    • Eakin, Kelly
    • Meitzen, Mark
    • Schoech, Philip
  • Publication Date: 2010-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01150759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2010 10:57AM