Technology is opening a new frontier for rail, says Norfolk Southern’s John Scheib. Full-realization of the benefits requires FRA to “reimagine possible” and “unleash a new age of innovation for railroads that will benefit our customers, the public and our national economy.”
Special headlights. Blizzard buses. Hot technology (literally). See how freight railroads keep trains and employees safely moving across the network during winter weather.
America’s freight rail industry is one of the most efficient transportation networks in the world, fueled by billions of dollars in annual private investment to maintain and upgrade the nation’s nearly 140,000-mile private rail network.
New to freight rail? Take a deep dive to see how rail moves the nation, connecting thousands of American communities to the global economy and supporting America’s economic growth and high quality of life.
AAR applauds the DOT’s recently issued guidance for automation in the transportation sector, but calls for expanding freight rail’s place in the automation discussion.
Today’s trains are powered by 200-ton locomotives equipped with supercomputers capable of processing a billion data points per second. Technology used throughout the 140,000-mile rail network — from smart sensors to big data and drones — help increase safety and efficiency.
In a USDOT filing, AAR outlines how automation will improve rail safety if federal policy is equitable. Here’s what you need to know.
From hearing train whistles every day during his Pennsylvania childhood to 20 years of advancing the industry’s interest in Washington D.C., Ed Hamberger reflects on the changing face of railroads, his most memorable moments and what the future has in store.
By spending billions of dollars in private capital on infrastructure, equipment and technology, freight railroads are helping to solve a national transportation capacity crisis while keeping the economy moving.
Each day, nearly 500 freight trains and 760 passenger trains pass through Chicago, moving the goods and people that help power our economy. News outlet Smart Cities Dive talks with the Chicago DOT and AAR about the infrastructure and technology investments that will help create greater efficiencies in America’s busiest rail hub.
Jan. 16Rail Traffic for the Week Ending January 12, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jan. 9Rail Traffic for the Week Ending January 5, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jan. 3Rail Traffic for December and the Week Ending December 29, 2018Washington, D.C.
Jan. 2AAR Statement on Confirmation of STB NomineesWashington, D.C.