The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 marked a challenging time for the country and, consequently, U.S. freight rail traffic. Manufacturing slowed, consumer purchasing patterns changed, and for many, shopping moved online, followed by a surprisingly quick rise. The movement of goods by freight rail had to quickly adapt to meet dynamically changing demand and volatile supply patterns.
Check out the infographic below created by Michael Wohlfarth, Manager in Opportune’s Process & Technology practice, to get a better picture of how the freight rail industry responded with a great deal of resilience to the large disruptions and quick shifts in demand due to the pandemic.
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