Freight Railroads Are Taking Key Safety Actions
The industry believes that the East Palestine derailment and its aftermath require railroads and freight shippers alike to lead with actions that restore trust and that will further improve freight rail safety. Explore the voluntary actions Class I railroads are taking today.
Railroads Pilot Emergency Dispatching System to Increase First Responder Information Access
“By extending access and training to dispatch centers, we’re adding another layer of coverage to communities that will keep the information flowing to those on the front lines of a rail emergency,” says AAR CEO Ian Jefferies.
Freight Rail Safety Inspections
Thanks in part to rail’s multi-layered inspection practices, FRA data show that the last decade has been the safest ever for railroads, with the Class I railroads’ mainline train accident rate at an all-time low and down 49% since 2000.
Mar. 29Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 25, 2023Washington, DC
Mar. 22Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 18, 2023Washington, DC
Mar. 20Railroads Pilot Emergency Dispatching System to Increase First Responder Information AccessWashington, DC
Mar. 15Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 11, 2023