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Graph of Average Weekly U.S. Rail Carloads by Year
Graph of Average Weekly U.S. Rail Intermodal Traffic by Year

Consider each of the following statements. Does the information in the three sources support the inference as stated?

Yes

No

"Increased rail carloads of coal was seen as a sign of a growing economy in 2013."

"Comparing rail carloads for all commodities in the years of 2009 through 2013, summer traffic tended to have the least year-to-year variation of any of the seasons in the five years documented."

"Peak intermodal traffic in 2013 was at least 50% higher than peak intermodal traffic in 2009."

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