The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has determined that there is no safety rationale for a rule requiring two persons in the cab of every locomotive and any laws regarding crew size are preempted.
“AAR and its member railroads are gratified that the FRA rescinded this unjustified proposal and confirmed what it acknowledged from the start: there is no evidence to justify regulating minimum train crew size as a matter of safety,” AAR and CEO Ian Jefferies said.
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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.
We remember and honor those who bravely fought to defend our country. From transporting troops and supplies to hiring thousands of veterans each year, railroads have been a proud partner in U.S. military operations for more than 200 years. #MemorialDay
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.”
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.
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.
May 23AAR: FRA Affirms Railroads’ Ability to Modernize Rail Operations While Improving SafetyWashington, D.C.
May 22AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending May 18, 2019Washington, D.C.
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