Nearly 500 freight trains and 760 passenger trains pass through the Chicago region each day. Learn how railroads are helping to improve efficiency through a unique public-private partnership.
Freight rail is delivering on its commitment to safety and its workforce through cutting-edge technology to protect and empower employees.
America’s freight railroads are reducing risk every day on the rail network. As of July 1, 2019, the nation’s largest freight railroads are operating PTC across the vast majority — 91% — of the required Class I route miles nationwide. The system will be fully interoperable by 2020.
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.
Did you know a single freight train can take several hundred trucks off the nation’s highways? From technology that reduces idling to improved freight car design, railroads are investing in new equipment and pioneering fresh ways of efficiently running greener operations.
42% of all rail traffic is connected to international trade, much of which occurs across Canada, Mexico and the US. American businesses and major rail shippers need the certainty and benefits of tariff-free trade across North America to keep delivering for the American people.
Aug. 14Rail Traffic for the Week Ending August 10, 2019Washington, D.C.
Aug. 7Rail Traffic for July & the Week Ending August 3, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jul. 31Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending July 27, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jul. 30AAR Statement on Senate EPW Vote on Surface Transportation BillWashington, D.C.