The AAR and its members recently sent a letter urging Congress to approve the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to provide market certainty, stimulate further investment, and enhance the standard of living in all three countries.
“The freight railroads and our customers require certainty to continue making investments that will support and grow seamless commerce between our country and two of our largest trading partners. We strongly urge you to support this modernized trade agreement and approve the USMCA to harness the full potential of the North American trading relationship.”
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, we remember and honor those who bravely fought to defend our country. From transporting troops and supplies to hiring thousands of veterans each year, railroads have been a proud partner in U.S. military operations for more than 200 years.
Congress is weighing proposals to allow longer and heavier trucks on the highways. Doing so would accelerate the deterioration of infrastructure and exacerbate environmental harm.
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.”
Railroads use advanced algorithms and data analysis software to improve safety, reliability and service. Next generation automation technology will continue to reduce the impact of human error and human limitations on railroad operations, further improving safety and efficiency.
On May 7th, AAR held its second RailxTech event on Capitol Hill where policymakers and staff experienced freight rail technology first-hand and spoke one-on-one with the freight rail employees that use technology to enhance network safety and efficiency every day.
Missed the event? Get a glimpse of what attendees saw and listen to the Mobility Podcast’s recording of the panel discussion with leading transportation technology experts.
May 16AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending May 11, 2019Washington, D.C.
May 15AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending May 11, 2019
May 8AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending May 4, 2019Washington, D.C.
May 7Nation’s Freight Railroads Showcase Transformative Safety Technologies on Capitol HillWashington, D.C.