“A number of U.S. rail traffic categories have completely recovered ground lost during the pandemic or are very close to doing so,” AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray noted in the AAR traffic report for April 2021 and the week ending May 1, 2021.
The Transportation Technology Center, Inc., (TTCI) has appointed Karen Carriere as Executive Director of Technical Services; Reading & Northern (RBMN) welcomes back Jim Raffa, who will be charged with market development.
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have introduced bipartisan legislation to create a grant program for highway-rail grade crossing separation and other track relocation projects.
U.S. intermodal continued its double-digit growth trend for the week ending April 24, 2021, with a whopping 34.3% gain vs. the prior-year period, according to an Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) April 28 report.
For the week ending April 17, 2021, U.S. carloads and intermodal volume were up from the prior-year period—25.2% and 38.3% respectively, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on April 21.
Railway Age is pleased to present the results of its second annual Readers’ Influential Leaders program.
Taking into account last year’s pandemic-related rail volume drop, “rail traffic has clearly rebounded” and “recent signs of strength in manufacturing are good signs for railroads, too,” Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President John T. Gray noted in the AAR traffic report for March 2021 and the week ending April 3, 2021.
While total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 27, 2021 was up 16.1%, the rise over the prior-year period is “inflated” due to pandemic-related economy-wide shutdowns, followed by rail volume reductions in 2020, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported March 31.
Total U.S. rail traffic came in at 513,325 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending March 20, an “inflated” 11.6% increase over the same period last year when the pandemic caused “widespread economy-wide shutdowns—and [a] subsequent large reduction in rail volumes,” the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported March 24.
U.S. carloads and intermodal units saw gains of 2.1% and 22.4%, respectively, for the week ending March 13, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported March 17.