With recent flooding across the country — from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico where Tropical Depression Barry is happening now — see how the freight rail industry prepares for extreme water year-round, including the use of water-detecting technology and real-time “Storm Information Dashboards.”
The STB recently deferred action on AAR’s petition to incorporate cost-benefit analysis into rulemaking proceedings, which is a tool that would help the STB understand how rulemakings could affect the entire economy. Learn why AAR believes there should be no principled objection to the petition.
Freight rail is delivering on its commitment to safety and its workforce through cutting-edge technology to protect and empower employees — from drones to ultrasound, smart sensors and Positive Train Control.
Thanks in part to ongoing rail investments in infrastructure, operations, technology and community preparedness, recent years have been the safest in the history of the rail industry.
Did you know a single freight train can take several hundred trucks off the nation’s highways? In fact, moving just 5% of freight from truck to rail would result in nine million fewer tons of greenhouse gas emissions. 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.
A staggering 42% of all rail traffic is connected to international trade, much of which occurs across Canada, Mexico and the United States. American businesses and major rail shippers — including automobile makers, energy producers, agricultural growers and even beer makers — need the certainty and benefits of tariff-free trade across North America to keep delivering for the American people.
Jul. 10Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending July 6, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jul. 3Weekly Rail Traffic for June & the Week Ending June 29, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jun. 26AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending June 22, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jun. 19AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending June 15, 2019Washington, D.C.