Clean Transportation

Rail Manufacturing Reports

ELPC & BGA explore the transportation industry’s regional and national manufacturing footprint, finding that U.S. passenger rail and transit rail manufacturing are integral to the domestic economy and poised for growth.

In these two reports, the Environmental Law & Policy Center examined transportation manufacturing, to explore how federal investments in clean transportation could also support job growth and a strong economy.

In the 2013 report, we found 460 companies in the high-speed rail supply chain across the Midwest, including 84 in Illinois, 99 in Indiana, 7 in Iowa, 49 in Michigan, 26 in Minnesota, 122 in Ohio, and 73 in Wisconsin.

In the 2015 report, we teamed up with the BlueGreen Alliance to expand our scope nationwide. We found more than 750 companies in at least 39 states manufacturing components for passenger and transit rail.

2013 map showing major U.S. rail manufacturing companies

Major rail manufacturing companies in the U.S. in 2015

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