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Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
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…
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…
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 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.…
As the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held the latest in a growing collection of hearings on Positive Train Control, the Association of American Railroads reiterated its oft-repeated message that…
For the week ending June 6, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 550,037 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.2% compared with the same week last year, as carload traffic…
Testifying at a June 10, 2015 Surface Transportation Board hearing on the shipment of grain by rail, representatives from the Association of American Railroads legal and economic policy departments said…
Following the June 2, 2015 oversight hearing of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Amtrak’s May 12 fatal derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188 (which according to many observers…
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for May 2015 and the first five months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads revealed that U.S. carload traffic…
For the week ending May 23, 2015, U.S. rail traffic dipped nearly 3%, with a gain in intermodal only partially offsetting a sharp decline in carload traffic. The same held…
  Conference Agenda   Thursday, September 17       8:00   RegistrationContinental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available       9:00   Keynote AddressSarah Feinberg, Federal Railroad Administrator    …
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced the 2014 recipients of the Holden-Proefrock Award, Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Award, and Perfect Game Award. In addition, TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community…
U.S. Class I railroads originated 113,089 carloads of crude oil in the first quarter of 2015, down 17,982 carloads or 13.7% from the fourth quarter of 2014, the Association of…
For the week ending May 9, 2015, North American freight rail traffic dipped by about 2.5% compared to the same period in 2104, the Association of American Railroads reported.
The Association of American Railroads has presented CSX Director of Advanced engineering Suneil Kuthiala with the John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award “for his outstanding environmental leadership, especially in the…
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for April 2015 and the first four months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads took note of how growth…
The final spec for the now-official DOT-117 (TC-117 in Canada) non-pressurized tank car adopts the most demanding of the technical requirements first offered for comment in the notice of rulemaking:…
Compared to the prior-year week, carloads for the week ending April 25, 2015 on U.S. Class I railroads dropped 7.9%, but intermodal saw yet another gain, rising 5.6%, netting a…
According to figures reported by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ending April 18, 2015, this is the second highest week on record for intermodal volume, up…
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