AAR data indicates steady U.S. economy

08/26/2013 | Gazette (Cedar Rapids-Marion, Iowa), The

Carload traffic figures for this month from the Association of American Railroads suggest positive economic growth, writes Chelsea Keenan. The rise in freight rail shipments are "a reflection of more consumption" of various commodities, and a sign of rail's cost-efficiency, says Anne Campbell, an associate professor at the University of Iowa. "Companies are realizing they can cut back their transportation costs."

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