On May 7th, AAR held its second RailxTech event on Capitol Hill where policymakers and staff experienced freight rail technology first-hand and spoke one-on-one with the freight rail employees that use technology to enhance network safety and efficiency every day.
Missed the event? Get a glimpse of what attendees saw and listen to the Mobility Podcast’s recording of the panel discussion with leading transportation technology experts.
Fueled by billions of dollars in private spending on infrastructure and equipment — averaging $25 billion annually — the freight railroad industry’s top priority in FAST Act reauthorization legislation is to preserve its ability to serve its customers and compete successfully in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
Discover how freight rail’s six priorities will help the nation #BuildForTomorrow.
Thanks in part to ongoing rail investments in infrastructure, operations, technology and community preparedness, FRA data show recent years have been the safest in the history of the rail industry.
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.
Two first responders speak to the power of the AskRail app. “Even though we were working with railroad representatives on the scene, the app gave us a unique level of detail with the push of a button.”
Freight railroads are reducing risk every day on the rail network. At the end of 2018, the nation’s largest freight railroads were operating Positive Train Control (PTC) across the vast majority — 83.2% — of the required Class I PTC route miles nationwide. The system will be fully interoperable by 2020.
May 16AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending May 11, 2019Washington, D.C.
May 15AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending May 11, 2019
May 8AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending May 4, 2019Washington, D.C.
May 7Nation’s Freight Railroads Showcase Transformative Safety Technologies on Capitol HillWashington, D.C.