THE RAIL SUMMIT 2011

RAIL DELIVERS JOBS

THE RAIL SUMMIT 2011

February 24, 2011
Sand Creek Country Club
Chesterton, Indiana

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Keynote Speakers:

Ray LaHood,
U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Gary Eelman,
Vice President
Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar Company

Dr. Dane Miller,
Founder
Biomet

DID YOU KNOW – RAIL FACTS:

Every railroad job related to day-to-day operations sustains another 4.5 jobs elsewhere in the economy.*

Railroad moves a ton (2000 pounds) of freight for 480 miles on a gallon of fuel.**

The use of railroads versus trucks reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 75%.**

41 railroads operate within our state’s borders.*

Indiana’s railroads are the U.S.’s largest shipper of primary metal products.4 (primarily shipping from Northwest Indiana)***

Indiana is 8th in the nation in the shipment of coal and farm products by rail and 5th in the nation shipping food products by rail.**** ​

Each $1 billion in new investment creates 20,000 jobs.*

Sources:

*Association of American Railroads, Freight Railroads in Indiana 2008,
February 2010, accessed February 1, 2011. ​

**Association of American Railroads, Overview of America’s Freight Railroads,
June 2010, accessed February 1, 2011. ​

***Different Sources of Electricity. Sources of electricity in the United States, accessed wwwFebruary 3, 2011. ​

****Association of American Railroads, 2008 STB Waybill Sample, accessed
February 1, 2011.

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