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Freight Rail Yields


Operating Yield (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Freight Rail Yields

Freight Rail Operating Yields (Class I only) 2012 Quarter 2 2013 Quarter 2
Operating Yield (cents per ton-mile) 4.20 4.24
Percent change from same quarter previous year + 5.9% + 0.8%

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

Data only include Class I railroads.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based upon Surface Transportation Board, Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration, Quarterly Earnings Reports, available at as of October 2013.