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Summer don’t slump: Weekly AAR rail traffic report
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jun. 25, 2016, with fewer declines than previous weeks as we head into summer.
Grain gain helps offset coal and crude crash
In reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 18, 2016, the Association of American Railroads noted a large increase in grain shipments that partially offset substantial losses in…
AAR files with FRA in opposition to two-person crews
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released on June 15 its comments filed with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to withdraw its proposed rule mandating two-person crews on railroads.
AAR: Total U.S. weekly rail traffic down 7.5%
For the week ending Jun. 11, 2016, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 513,471 carloads and intermodal units, down 7.5% compared with the…
AAR releases economic impact report
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released on June 13, 2016 a "State of the Industry Report" featuring new research from Towson University Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) that finds…
Freight rail industry commemorates International Level Crossing Awareness Day
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) joins the international rail transportation community in educating the public about the dangers of railroad grade crossings during the 8th Annual International Level Crossing…
Rail Insights: AAR on FRA's two-person cab rule
From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 7:
Carload traffic down 10.3% for May
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced its monthly rail freight traffic report for May, and the week ending May 28, 2016. The figures, as expected, haven’t improved.
Rail freight traffic: Same stuff, different week
North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016.
Total U.S. weekly rail traffic down 10.6%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 7, 2016: Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 492,923 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.6%…
AAR: Freight traffic slump continues
For April 2016, combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations were 1,972,829, down 11.8% or 264,327 carloads and intermodal units from April 2015, reported the Association of American Railroads on May…
AAR: Freight traffic down nearly 12%
For the week ending April 23, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 491,946 carloads and intermodal units, down 11.7% compared with the same week last year, the Association of…
Down, down goes the freight traffic
Freight traffic still shows no signs of growth in the week ending April 16, 2016, as carloads and intermodal units were both down nearly 13% and 7.5%, respectively, the Association…
Makeover crucial for dereg defense
For those sheltering railroads against assaults on regulatory freedoms, the 1980 Staggers Rail Act (Staggers) is considered sacrosanct.
Freight traffic continues on downward slope
Freight traffic in the month of April, at least so far, isn’t showing signs of improvement. For the week ending April 9, 2016, carloads and intermodal units were down 20%…
AAR names environmental award recipients
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
AAR: Railroads still looking for light at the end of the tunnel
Carloads and intermodal units both took a hit in March 2016, dropping 14.2% and 7.7%, respectively, compared to the prior-year period, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said on April…
AAR to STB: Your OTP metric is deficient
The Association of American Railroads, on behalf of its freight railroad members, has submitted comments to the Surface Transportation Board regarding STB’s proceeding, On-Time Performance under Section 213 of the…
Freight traffic still on the decline
For the third week in a row, freight traffic shows no signs of growth. For the week ending March 26, 2016, carloads and intermodal units took another big hit, dropping…
Traffic continues downward trend
Freight traffic, at least at this point, isn’t showing signs of improvement. For the week ending March 19, 2016, carloads and intermodal units both took a big hit, dropping 17.2%…
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