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

In a op-ed in The Hill, Ian Jefferies, Senior Vice President of AAR Government Affairs, discusses the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) new guidance for automation in the transportation sector, applauding the inclusion of rail but urging action on combating

Freight Railroads are Prepared for Hurricane Michael

Date: 10/9/2018

As the Gulf Coast prepares for a life-threatening storm surge, heavy rainfall and dangerous winds, freight railroads are quickly implementing a response plan to protect their employees, customers and infrastructure.

Quickly gaining strength, Hurricane Michael is projected to

Embracing the Future: How Do Technologists Integrate Into Railroads?

Q&A with Kathleen Brandt, Chief Information Officer, CSX

As CSX’s Chief Information Officer, Kathleen Brandt oversees a team that develops and deploys technology to drive the company forward. Through partnerships with other departments, such as operations, mechanical and engineering, Brandt

Freight Railroads Celebrate Groundbreaking of CREATE’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project

Date: 10/1/2018

Railroads, along with federal, state and local officials broke ground in Chicago for the $474 million 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project, which aims to eliminate one of the most congested points in the U.S. rail network.

The Chicago

Every Week is Rail Safety Week for Freight Railroads

Every three hours someone is hit by a train in the United States. Last year more than 1,000 people were killed or injured due to risky behavior around rail crossings and tracks and these incidents were overwhelmingly preventable.

There are