RAILROAD LABOR PRODUCTIVITY

RAILROAD LABOR PRODUCTIVITY

Rail Operations: Train-Miles per Employee Hour (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Rail Operations: Train-Miles per Employee Hour (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Train-miles per employee hour are used as a measure for labor productivity in railroad transportation.

Total train miles includes yard-switching miles.

Rail Operations Sep-00 Sep-01
Train-Miles/Employee hour 1.49  1.40
Train-Miles/Employee hours percent change from same month previous year 5.30 -6.11

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

This indicator of rail productivity differs from that shown in the previous page. The data sources are different, and this measure is based on train-miles while that on the previous page is based on ton-miles.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, available at: http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/.