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PRODUCTIVITY   •  Mar 2024  •  Volume 13 / Number 2
Tracking productivity in line-haul railroads

Tracking productivity in line-haul railroads

This Beyond the Numbers article will examine labor productivity in the line-haul railroads industry from 2012–21. Specifically, we will explore how rail companies implemented a labor-saving operating system called precision scheduled railroading. This article will analyze how the implementation of PSR caused a decline in employment leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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