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AAR: Carloads Down, Intermodal Up in Week 27

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 6, 2024 (Week 27) was up 3.3% from the prior-year period, as intermodal gains more than offset carload losses, according to the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) latest report.

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AAR Launches ‘Rail Industry Overview’

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Policy and Economics Department on July 8 released Rail Industry Overview, a new complimentary monthly report that the association said offers “quick insights into what rail traffic says about today’s economy and where the data suggest it could be headed.”

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AAR: Rail Traffic ‘Balanced’ Through June; New Report Launching July 8

“June rail traffic continued the trends we’ve seen throughout the first half of 2024, with coal shipments declining and pulling total carloads below 2023 levels,” AAR Chief Economist Rand Ghayad reported July 3. “However, this decline is balanced by growth in other sectors, including chemicals, motor vehicles and intermodal shipments.”

AAR: Carloads Down, Intermodal Up in Week 25

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 22, 2024 (Week 25) was up 3.6% from the prior-year period, as intermodal gains more than offset carload losses, according to the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) latest report.

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People News: ACTA, STV, AAR, NTSB

The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) elects Tim McOsker as Board Chair. Also, STV elevates senior transportation leaders to support the growing Texas/Mountain Region; Union Pacific’s (UP) Sanjay Verna becomes the new Chairperson of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Quality Assurance Committee; and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Member J. Todd Inman welcomes a new team to his staff.

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AAR: North American Rail Volume Up Through Week 24

Through the first 24 weeks of 2024 (ending June 15), total North American carload and intermodal traffic rose 2.0% from the same point last year, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The U.S., Canada and Mexico all experienced gains.