Association of American Railroads

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…
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.
The Obama Administration on Monday, June 2, 2014, announced a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation, dubbed “Clean Power Plan,” to cut carbon pollution from U.S. power plants 30% from 2005…
In 2011, the FRA established a process in Part 231.33 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations for industry organizations like the AAR to submit new safety appliance…
The overall improved trend for U.S. freight rail traffic solidified during the week ending April 26, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, May 1, while North America's two…
Combined North American rail volume for the first 16 weeks of 2014 on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian, and Mexican railroads totaled 5,898,862 carloads, flat compared with the same point last…
By the Federal Railroad Administration’s own congressional testimony, the years 2012 and 2013 were among the railroads’ safest on record, while the relatively few train crashes were mostly the result…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on April 10, 2014 reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 5, 2014 with 296,039 total U.S. carloads, up 5.4% compared…
Following an April 10, 2014 Surface Transportation Board hearing on railroad service issues, the Association of American Railroads issued a statement in response to questions that have been raised.
Girard Equipment Inc. has joined the Association of American Railroads as a new Silver Associate Member.
CSX on April 2, 2014 announced the winners of its 20th annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, “representing dozens of customers recognized by CSX for their commitment to safe transportation of…
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger, participating in testimony before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, has called the National Industrial Transportation League’s proposal to the STB to…
On March 25-26, 2014, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a public hearing on a petition by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to modify STB’s standards for mandatory…
Railroads are operating at peak safety, profitabilty, and productivity levels. Let’s keep them that way.
North America’s Class I railroads have embarked on a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude oil by rail. The initiative, which follows…
The Association of American Railroads has established its Associate Advisory Board (AAB) seats for calendar years 2014-2015. The AAR received more than 70 nominations for 32 seats on AAR committees.
The Association of American Railroads has presented Union Pacific Assistant Vice President Finance and Insurance Warren Bruce Beach the 2013 David W. Fries Award for exemplary risk management efforts and…
Programs to evaluate LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a locomotive fuel are expanding throughout the rail industry, led by such stakeholders as GE Transportation, Electro-Motive Diesel, BNSF, Union Pacific, CN,…
Corridor Capital LLC and GDF SUEZ Gas NA have joined the Association of American Railroads as Gold Associate Members.
The Association of American Railroads, for the week ending Aug. 10, 2013 reported intermodal volume of 257,969 units, up 6.1% compared with the same week last year, and 288,803 carloads,…
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