In the rare case of a hazmat incident, railroads and first responders safely and quickly remedy the situation together — from helping families in need to protecting the environment.
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.”
Today’s freight rail is a high-tech transportation network that provides the tracks to America’s future. On May 7th, come experience the railroad innovations driving safety and efficiency improvements through virtual reality and simulators, hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one conversations with the people that put technology to work every day.
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.
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.
See how technologies once found only in the pages of science fiction novels help make a safe network even safer.
Apr. 24Freight Rail Industry Honors Gary Van Tassel II with Annual John H. Chafee Environmental Stewardship AwardWashington, D.C.
Apr. 24AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending April 20, 2019Washington, D.C.
Apr. 17AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending April 13, 2019Washington, D.C.
Apr. 11AAR Statement on Energy-Focused Executive OrdersWashington, D.C.