Freight traffic on U.S. Class I railroads totaled 1,319,420 carloads in May, up 3.2% from the same month a year ago.
Association of American Railroads President and Chief Executive Officer Edward R. Hamberger today (May 16) announced that he will be retiring in early 2019, following a transition period.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on May 7 filed comments with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that call for the U.S. Department of Transportation “to take the same supportive regulatory approach with railroads that it has with automation of trucks and cars.”
Freight traffic among U.S. railroads in April was 3.3% higher than the same month a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads.
The industry group representing Class I railroads wants policy makers to take a broader look at the potential deleterious effects tariffs could have on U.S. grain exports.
While U.S. businesses tried to make sense of President Trump’s plans for punitive tariffs, they got decidedly good news from the Association of American Railroads.
The Association of American Railroads said U.S. rail freight traffic for the week ending March 24 was 526,521 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.4% from the same week in 2017.
Rejuvenated rail traffic in the United States was ahead by double digits across-the-board in the most recent week, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Chemicals and coal turned in carload increases for the week of March 10, but year-to-date volume failed to keep pace with the 2017 period, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Railroads in the United States originated 1,028,141 carloads in February, down 0.3% from the same month in 2017, the Association of American Railroads said.