As historic flooding continues in the Midwest after large snow melt and heavy rain, see how railroads collaboratively prepare for and respond to weather threats to minimize network impact.
The free flow of goods across North America without burdensome tariffs makes American businesses more competitive. USMCA is essential to ensuring seamless commerce between the U.S. and two of its largest trading partners.
The AAR recently petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to use a data-driven tool known as “cost-benefit analysis” to better understand how rulemakings could affect the entire economy. See why the current forced access proposal may be a good case study.
Using machine learning and Big Data, railroads identify patterns and predict what elements of their private, 140,000-mile network may soon need to be repaired or replaced.
Balanced economic regulation allows freight railroads to privately spend billions on their network each year, helping to create innovations such as mobile apps that track customer shipments to technology that inspects the equivalent of 563,200 football fields worth of track.
Freight rail expert Anthony Hatch highlights how forced access would stop the nimble, market-responsive freight rail industry in its tracks.
Mar. 20Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 16, 2019Washington, D.C.
Mar. 14AAR Requests STB Implement Cost-Benefit Analysis in Rulemaking ProceedingsWashington, D.C.
Mar. 13Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 9, 2019Washington, D.C.
Mar. 7Freight Rail Industry Mourns Passing of Joe BoardmanWashington, D.C.