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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, 2014)
  • Total Assets: $ 1.1 billion
  • Total 2014 revenues: $ 148.5 (excluding grants)
  • 2014 Net income: $ 14.1 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): 1,043* (*including 180 tanker cars leased by Flint Hills) 
  • Passenger cars: 45
  • Locomotives: 51

OPERATING STATISTICS (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2014)

  • Passenger ridership: 468,661 passengers
  • Freight tonnage: 4.92 million tons

EMPLOYEES (February 2015)

  • Number of year-round employees: 575
  • Additional Seasonal employees: ~125
  • Average years of service: 11.7
  • Average age: 44.7
  • Male: 574 (82%)
  • Female: 126 (18%)
  • Veteran: 126 (18%)
  • Alaska Resident 90+%

UNIONS

  • A majority (537, or 77%) of ARRC employees are members of five unions, including:
  • United Transportation Union (UTU): 160
  • Transportation Communication Union (TCU): 43
  • International Association of Teamsters: 56
  • American Federation of Government Employees (ARW): 269
  • American Train Dispatchers Department (ATDD): 9

 pdf document Alaska Railroad Quick Facts

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