Iowa Rail Traffic Gives Mixed Messages On Economy

Des Moines, Iowa — The rail traffic coming into Iowa is providing some mixed signals on economic conditions.

The DOT’s Stuart Anderson says the volume of some items shipped by rail continues to increase.

He says those increases can signal the economy is doing okay.

Anderson says on the other side, the number of containers with consumer goods coming in has dropped.

Anderson made his comments during a report to the state Transportation Commission yesterday (Tuesday).



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