360 Degrees: Freight Rail’s Holistic Approach to Safety

America’s freight railroad industry is among the safest in the world, thanks to its holistic approach to rail safety.

Safety statistics compiled by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) demonstrate why this approach matters. As the data highlight, recent years have

The Wall Street Journal: American Railways Chug Toward Automation

Date: 1/22/2019

In a new report from The Wall Street Journal, reporter Rhiannon Hoyle writes that American freight rail companies are increasingly automating functions, which “will create fluid networks more akin to a model train set.”

Noting that

Big Data, Machine Learning & a Team of Jedi Masters

Q&A with John Scheib, Chief Legal Officer, Norfolk Southern

As Norfolk Southern’s Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Law and Administration, John Scheib straddles the world of railroads and Washington D.C. He works closely with the company’s technology

Equitable Automation Policy Will Unleash the Future of Transportation

Government policy needs to encourage innovation across all modes of transportation.

That’s the message the private freight rail industry delivered to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) this week as it works to develop guidance and principles for the deployment

The Inevitability of Change: Reflections on Two Decades Spent as “The Railroad Guy”

Ed Hamberger, the outgoing President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), guided America’s freight rail industry through two decades of change and uncertainty.

A hallmark of his leadership style: An emphasis on trust and partnership — and

Meeting the Demands of the Digital Age

In the digital age, speed and efficiency are everything.

Emails are delivered in the blink of an eye, supply chains are managed using just-in-time strategies, algorithms adjust GPS navigation systems in hundredths of a second and products are purchased with

Infrastructure & Technology Investments Spur Immense Progress in Chicago

For 150 years, Chicago has remained the nation’s busiest rail hub, with nearly 500 freight trains and 760 passenger trains passing through the region daily.

And with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) forecasting freight transportation demand to rise 37%

Freight Rail: Moving Miles Ahead on Sustainability

Preserving the natural environment is a responsibility railroads take seriously.

Freight rail is well ahead of other modes of transportation when it comes to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint. From advanced locomotive technology

Automation Guidance Wise to Include Railroads, But More Work Remains

By: Ian Jefferies, AAR President & CEO

The rail industry applauds the inclusion of rail in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) guidance for automation in the transportation sector. Although we agree with the DOT’s call on government and