Through rigorous inspections and advanced technologies, more than 99.999% of all hazmat moved by rail reach its destination without a release caused by an accident. Despite this, railroads will never rest until the industry is accident-free.
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.
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.”
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.
In the event of a rail incident, timely and accurate information is critical. No one knows this better than former Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner who worked with the rail industry to develop the AskRail emergency response mobile app. “AskRail enables us to shrink the process of getting information from hours to minutes or even seconds,” says Werner.
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 better understand the pros and cons as they consider various regulatory actions. Learn why this proven and widely supported practice makes sense.
Jul. 17Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending July 13, 2019Washington, D.C.
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.