Intermodal Connections Opening Opportunity in Arkansas

Railroads help form a seamless and integrated freight transportation web in partnership with river ports and motor carriers in Arkansas. With freight rail a key component, intermodal facilities in the Natural State provide access to markets across the U.S. and around the world.

Arkansas's 24 freight railroads operate over 2,552 miles of track and employ 3,083 in the Natural State.* It would have taken approximately 9.4 million additional truckloads to move the 169.7 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Arkansas in 2019. Moving freight by rail prevented 2.2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of taking 430,000 cars off the road or planting 33.3 million trees. Nonmetallic minerals and primary metal products make up the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Arkansas. Intermodal is the largest rail import to the state.

*2019 data

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Featured Rail Supply Companies

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Professional Transportation, Inc.
NRCMA
HDR
Stella-Jones Inc.
RJ Corman Railroad Group
Koppers Inc.
Hulcher Services Inc.

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43 percent
decrease

in rail rates, 1981-2014.


That means the average rail customer today can ship nearly twice as much freight for about the same price it paid more than 30 years ago. 

State Director

Arkansas
Brett Sebastian

Brett Sebastian

State Director

Brett Sebastian joined GoRail in August 2019 and oversees its operations in the South-Central United States and Arizona.