Freight Rail Safety Expert Highlights Emerging Rail Tech

AAR’s Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations talked to The Mobility Podcast about the potential automated technologies have for transforming the rail industry, including through Positive Train Control (PTC).

“There is a lot of potential from a business perspective,

Today’s Railroads Can Predict the Future. Here’s How.

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico last year announced a remarkable discovery — one that could save millions of lives.

They taught a machine-learning algorithm to analyze sound patterns and identify the signs of a laboratory earthquake

Shuster’s Infrastructure Plan an Important Step for Modal Equity

Date: 7/25/2018

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster’s new infrastructure plan shows that Congress is starting to get serious about addressing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund’s (HTF’s) pending insolvency.

The proposal, a “discussion

Lisa Stabler, President of TTCI, Talks Future of Rail Tech

In a recent interview with the Ross Kaminsky Show, Lisa Stabler, President of the Transportation Technology Center Inc., highlights the cutting-edge technologies that make rail transportation safer and more efficient.

“Although the locomotives that you see today may look like

CREATE: A Public-Private Partnership to Untie Tricky Knots in Chicago

Date: 7/16/2018

In a Chicago Tribune column, Mary Wisniewski highlights how the Chicago Region Environmental & Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) aims to untie knots throughout the nation’s busiest rail hub.

“At Forest Hill Junction, two sets of tracks carrying

How a $4 Billion Plan Could Untangle Chicago’s Rail System

Date: 7/12/2018

In a recent news story, Chicago’s WGN9 reporter Mike Lowe highlights the $4.4 billion Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) Program, a public-private partnership that funds 70 projects around Chicago to separate freight and commuter lines.

A Trade War Threatens the U.S. Economy

Date: 7/11/2018

In a new commentary, AAR CEO Ed Hamberger teams up with Cal Dooley and Jack Gerard, CEOs of the American Chemistry Council and American Petroleum Institute.

The leaders of three of the nation’s most vital industry organizations

Automating Rail Inspection Technology

Date: 5/22/2018

The Washington Examiner recently covered the Association of American Railroads filing with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration calling for the increase of automated operations and autonomous trains in the rail

Railroad Deregulation Good for Colorado

Date: 6/20/2018

In a guest column for the Colorado Springs Gazette, Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, discusses why the deregulation of railroads has had such a positive effect on Colorado and the

Freight Rail Industry Affirms Commitment to Local Communities

Date: 6/10/2018

The Association of American Railroads on June 8, 2018 sent mayors across the U.S. a high-level letter affirming their commitment to the local communities the industry affects.

“A significant portion of the industry’s operations are regulated by