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In today's rail industry, one important key is to be flexible in finding sources of revenue. The ability of railroads to find revenue in places previously untapped can make the difference between profit and loss. These creative sources of revenue - emerging markets - enable short line and regional railroads to remain on the cutting edge of the transportation industry and gives them an opporunity to move to the forefront that other forms of transportation may not have.

There are three forms of emerging markets that have moved into the spotlight at this point in time: ethanol/biofuels, construction and demoliton, and municipal solid waste (MSW). Select the topic below to find more information about these individual markets, current news stories, and steps to implementing these new sources of revenue.