L.E. Peabody & Associates, Inc. has been solving economic challenges related to rail transportation for over 60 years. During this time we have seen many changes to the rail industry, with more recent changes including the consolidation of Class I railroads, the use of fuel surcharges in billing, introduction of Positive Train Control ("PTC"), and the significant productivity gains achieved by railroads through new technologies. We have helped our shipper and carrier clients navigate through these changes by offering services to improve profitability, including costing studies, contract negotiations, litigation support, policy impact analysis, rail rate forecasting, and proprietary model development.
Our many years of working on rail issues has allowed us to develop significant expertise in all operational and financial aspects of rail service. Much of our work involves the shipment of bulk commodities, but we also specialize in the following areas:
- Shortline and regional railroads
- Rail passenger transportation
- Rail asset management