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U.S. freight traffic ends good August strongly
U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending Aug. 30, 2014 registered increases in line with the entire month of August, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Sept. 4.
U.S freight traffic forges on in latest week
U.S. freight rail traffic continued to gain ground in the latest week ending Aug. 23, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Aug. 28, even as Canadian and Mexican…
Exemptions expanded in FRA's final PTC rule
The Federal Railroad Aministration published its final rule concerning Positive Train Control (PTC) systems in the Aug. 22, 2014, Federal Register. The rule, which takes effect Oct. 21, 2014, expands…
Gains again for U.S. freight traffic
U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Aug. 16, 2014 kept its winning streak rolling, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 21.
U.S. freight traffic maintains momentum
U.S. freight rail traffic continued gaining substantially during the first full week of August, ending Aug. 9, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Aug. 14.
AAR: Good week, month of July, for U.S. rail traffic
U.S. rail traffic gained ground in the week ending Aug. 2, 2014, effectively wrapping up a solid month of gains, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Aug. 7.
NS aids CBR safety training effort
Norfolk Southern Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 it recently sponsored a crude-by-rail (CBR) emergency response class at the Association of American Railroads' Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC)…
Railroad Ten-Year Trends available from the AAR
Now available from the Association of American Railroads is the latest edition of Railroad Ten-Year Trends, which contains a variety of railroad-related data for the years 2003-2012. More than 60…
Rail freight traffic continues to grow
The Association of American Railroads reported continued growth in U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 26, 2014, with 306,988 total carloads, up 4.3% compared with the same week…
U.S. freight traffic gains again in latest week
U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending July 19, 2014 advanced yet again, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, July 24, with Canadian rail traffic and Mexican carload…
For U.S. freight traffic, gains keep accumulating
U.S. freight rail traffic continued growing in the week ending July 5, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, July 10, 2014.
U.S. freight traffic wraps up good June
U.S. freight traffic scored gains in the final full week of June ending June 28, 2014, capping off a full month of advances, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday,…
AAR to STB: Market forces aid grain shippers
In a 24-page submission to the Surface Transportation Board dated Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) responded to STB's request "seeking input on the Board's rate…
Intermodal volume boosts U.S. freight traffic
U.S. freight traffic scored another advance during the week ending June 21, 2014, aided by intermodal volume the Association of American Railroads described Thursday, June 26, as "the highest week…
Supreme Court to consider USDOT vs. AAR re: Amtrak
In 2008, Congress passed PRIIA (Passenger Rail Improvement and Investment Act). Among its many provisions, it allows Amtrak to work with the Federal Railroad Administration to set metrics and minimum…
AAR awards CSX employee top environmental honor
The Association of American Railroads has bestowed its highest environmental honor, the John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award, on Chris Durden, of CSX Intermodal Terminals.
IANA, AAR offer intermodal counsel
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) will jointly offer educational sessions highlighting intermodal's significant and growing role in railroads' transportation mix, beginning…
U.S. intermodal leads North American freight traffic gains
All three major North American nations saw freight traffic gains during the week ending June 14, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said…
U.S., Canadian freight traffic keeps gaining
U.S. and Canadian freight traffic maintained positive momentum during the week ending June 7, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 12. Mexican intermodal volume also logged into…
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