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 Featured Issue



See Tracks? Think Train!


About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train as a result of unsafe behavior around railroad tracks.  To raise awareness around this issue, the AAR has partnered with Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, to launch a nationwide rail safety public education campaign, See Tracks? Think Train!


 Freight Rail Traffic


AAR Reports Increased Weekly Traffic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 17, 2014 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 12, 2014 with 295,294 total U.S. carloads, up 7.2 percent compared with the same week last year.
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 Spotlight on Safety


TTCI's Stabler Testifies to Industry's Commitment to Safety Training

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) President Lisa A. Stabler recently testified before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia about the railroad industry's continuing safety training efforts for emergency responders.




 Regulatory Update


Freight Railroads Detail Opposition to NITL Proposal at STB

The nation's freight rail industry outlined for the Surface Transportation Board (STB) how a recent proposal from a small group of shippers would increase operating and capital costs and undermine private investment in the rail network. The proposal from the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) calls for the STB to override market forces by forcing Class I railroads to turn over to their competitors rail traffic which moves across tracks they own.



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