America’s freight railroads are reducing risk every day on the rail network. As of July 1, 2019, the nation’s largest freight railroads are operating PTC across the vast majority — 91% — of the required Class I route miles nationwide. The system will be fully interoperable by 2020.
See how the STB can successfully streamline how rate reasonableness disputes are handled — especially for small shippers — without implementing regulations that would rewrite freight rail’s success story.
Nearly 500 freight trains and 760 passenger trains pass through the Chicago region each day. Learn how railroads are helping to improve efficiency through a unique public-private partnership.
Freight rail is delivering on its commitment to safety and its workforce through cutting-edge technology to protect and empower employees.
Fueled by billions of dollars in private spending on infrastructure and equipment — averaging $25 billion annually — the freight railroad industry’s top priority in FAST Act reauthorization legislation is to preserve its ability to serve its customers and compete successfully in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
42% of all rail traffic is connected to international trade, much of which occurs across Canada, Mexico and the US. American businesses and major rail shippers need the certainty and benefits of tariff-free trade across North America to keep delivering for the American people.
Aug. 21Rail Traffic for the Week Ending August 17, 2019Washington, D.C.
Aug. 14Rail Traffic for the Week Ending August 10, 2019Washington, D.C.
Aug. 7Rail Traffic for July & the Week Ending August 3, 2019Washington, D.C.
Jul. 31Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending July 27, 2019Washington, D.C.