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Rail volume essentially flat through year’s first 24 weeks North American rail volume on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads for the first 24 weeks of 2015 was 16,950,429 carloads and intermodal units, flat compared with the same period in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on June 25, 2015 in its weekly freight traffic summary.

intermodal-sees-highest-volume-month-in-history
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for June 2015 and the first six months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) revealed on July 1, 2015 that U.S. carload traffic in June dropped 7.7%, while...
fra-and-google-team-up-on-grade-crossing-safety
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015. Google will use the FRA’s GIS data that pinpoints nearly every rail crossing in the country (approximately 250,000) so...
rail-volume-essentially-flat-through-year’s-first-24-weeks
North American rail volume on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads for the first 24 weeks of 2015 was 16,950,429 carloads and intermodal units, flat compared with the same period in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported...
fra-prepared-to-levy-penalties-for-non-ptc-compliance
Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24 on "The State of Positive Train Control in the United...
cp-“disappointed”-with-minister-of-transport’s-comments-regarding-lac-mégantic
Canadian Pacific (CP) says it is “profoundly disappointed” with Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt’s public  comments regarding an ongoing investigation into an alleged breach in safety rules. “Such comments undermine the reputations of hardworking employees who take pride in...

industry-leaders
Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway Age’s experienced team of editors, engaged in an interactive dialogue...
aar-hyundai-recognize-csx-for-exceptional-motor-vehicle-service
The Association of American Railroads has recognized CSX and its wholly owned subsidiary Total Service Distribution, Inc. (TDSI) with an industry award for the highest-quality automotive ramp service performance in the U.S. The AAR awards, given each year to one origin...
aar-intermodal-sets-weekly-record
The current trend in 2015 U.S. rail freight traffic—intermodal registering gains over prior-year numbers, carload traffic falling—continued for the week ending June 13, 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported. This week was highest on record for intermodal units. Total U.S....
cn-expands-mou-efforts-to-port-of-new-orleans
Immediately following the signing of a similar agreement with the Alabama State Port Authority, CN on June 17, 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Port of New Orleans “that will see the parties develop greater supply chain...
brookings-study-stresses-need-to-prioritize-freight-investments
The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program has released the final two installments in its Metro Freight Series, a collection of new research examining the volume of goods flowing through U.S. ports and across the nation by truck, rail, water, air and...