The Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc and a coalition of agricultural shippers will launch in late 2021 an online portal that will provide greater visibility into the most recent commodities hauled in covered hoppers.
AAR Associate Advisory Board
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.
Bombardier Transportation has joined the Association of American Railroads as a new Gold Associate Member.
Over its roughly 200 years of history, the North American railroad industry has been shaped by numerous technological milestones, among which are steel rail, automatic knuckle couplers, air brakes, signals, electrification, dieselization, CTC, radio communications, AC traction, gensets, and—still under development—ECP brakes and PTC. Add LNG (liquefied natural gas) to the list of potential evolutionary, if not revolutionary, technologies.