Alaska Railroad Fact Sheet

PURCHASE PRICE (Jan. 5, 1985)

  • Paid to federal government: $ 22.3 million
  • Start-up costs & contributed capital: $ 11.9 million
  • Total Investment-State of Alaska: $ 34.2 million


ORGANIZATION (following State purchase)

  • Independent corporation owned by State of Alaska
  • Managed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Governor
  • Mandated to be self-sustaining, responsible for all financial and legal obligations


FINANCIAL STATISTICS

  • Unaudited: (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2013)
  • Total Assets: $ 1.034 billion
  • Total 2013 revenues: $ 143.7
  • Total 2013 expenses: $ 129.5 million
  • 2013 Net income: $ 14.2 million


OPERATING DATA

  • Miles of main line:467
  • Miles of branch line:54
  • Miles of yards and sidings: 135
  • Total miles of track: 656
  • Freight cars (owned & leased): 1,193* (*including 275+ tanker cars owned by Flint Hills) 
  • Passenger cars: 45
  • Locomotives: 51


OPERATING STATISTICS (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2013)

  • Passenger ridership: 489,645 passengers
  • Freight tonnage: 5.11 million tons


EMPLOYEES (February 2014)

  • Number of year-round employees: 604
  • Additional Seasonal employees: ~100
  • Average years of service: 12
  • Average age: 45
  • Male: 578
  • Female: 126


UNIONS

  • A majority (539, or 77%) of ARRC employees are members of five unions, including:
  • United Transportation Union (UTU): 154
  • Transportation Communication Union (TCU): 43
  • International Association of Teamsters: 58
  • American Federation of Government Employees (ARW): 274
  • American Train Dispatchers Department (ATDD): 10

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