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Rail traffic sees big boost
U.S. rail traffic totaled 526,471 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending March 25, 2017, up 12% compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads…
AAR to Trump Administration: “Proceed with caution”
I have stressed many times in this blog, and in my monthly magazine columns—at times in harsh terms that may have offended some people who, for reasons I can’t quite…
AAR: Traffic on the mend; safety continues upward trend
Rail freight traffic continues to recover this year, and the industry posted its safest year on record last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on March 22. Coal…
Rail freight traffic—including coal—registers another gain
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 11, 2017, noted that total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 510,638 carloads and intermodal…
Jessica Kahanek joins AAR
Jessica Kahanek, the Press Secretary at the National Labor Relations Board since January 2015, begins March 7 as Press Secretary for the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Coal on the rise: AAR
In reporting U.S. rail traffic volumes for the week ending Feb. 25, 2017 and the month of February 2017, the Association of American Railroads noted that coal rose 14% and…
Mild rail freight traffic upswing continues
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Feb. 15 reported that total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 11, 2017 up 2.6% compared with the same week last…
AAR: U.S., Canada traffic up; Mexico way down
U.S. and Canadian freight rail traffic saw significant gains for the week ended Feb. 4, 2017 and for 2017’s first five weeks, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Feb.…
AAR sets industry 2017 capex at $22 billion
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Feb. 1 that U.S. freight railroads will invest an estimated $22 billion in 2017 capital programs.
Rail freight traffic: Is coal making a comeback?
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for January 2017, noted that coal appears to be on the upswing.
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