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eNews • July 9, 2014
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Grain Carloads Originated by Class I Railroads (2013)

Railroad # of Carloads
BNSF Railway 454,262
CSX Transportation 86,466
Kansas City Southern Railway 34,412
Norfolk Southern Railway 137,915
Union Pacific Railroad 222,258
U.S. Total 935,313
 
Canadian National 190,125
Canadian Pacific 272,753

Source: Association of American Railroads

Class I Railroad – a railroad with an operating revenue exceeding $398.7 million. Seven Class I railroads operate in the United States: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, CSX Transportation, Kansas City Southern Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad. Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway are also considered Class I due to their significant trackage in the United States.

Soybean Farmers Explore Alternative, Sustainable Approach to Fuel Tax

Soybean Farmers Explore Alternative, Sustainable Approach to Fuel Tax

Many interest groups, including soybean farmer organizations, have proposed raising the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel in order to pay for needed repairs to our surface transportation system.

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Highway fund running on fumes

Highway fund running on fumes

Lawmakers are under pressure to refill the Highway Trust Fund when they return to Washington after the Fourth of July weekend or risk losing thousands of construction jobs that could set back recent job growth. The Department of Transportation has warned that allowing the Highway Trust Fund to go broke would cost the U.S. about 700,000 jobs

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China plans development along Yangtze

China plans development along Yangtze

"China will build a multi-tier transport system along the Yangtze River to help boost construction of an economic belt along the waterway," the People's Daily newspaper reported in June.

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Dutch plan for self-driving trucks within five years

Dutch plan for self-driving trucks within five years

Self-driving trucks could begin delivering goods from Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, to other Dutch cities within five years under a plan by a group of logistics and technology companies.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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