Annual MOW survey: Some freight roads cite pandemic impacts


As part of Progressive Railroading’s 20th annual maintenance-of-way (MOW) survey, freight railroads were asked to address the pandemic’s impact on their programs last year and/or in 2021. Conducted in February and March, the survey netted a total of 62 responses from both freight and passenger railroads. The collected information was published as MOW Spending Report 2021 in the April issue and will be shared in upcoming freight and transit eBooks.

Although some of the freight respondents said COVID-19 hasn’t significantly impacted their MOW programs, others said it did. 


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