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  • AAR and TTCI Announce Establishment of Research Advisory Board

    October 27, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) have announced the establishment of a TTCI Research Advisory Board. Developed to provide feedback on AAR’s Strategic Research Initiatives and on how TTCI can best serve the AAR Affiliates and the...

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  • Jervis B. Webb Co. Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Biomass Handling Contract

    October 27, 2010

    Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd. and leading provider of material handling solutions, has announced a contract with Covanta Energy Corp. to design, engineer, and manufacture an ash-handling system in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is the result of an expansion by Covanta and also...

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  • Railroad Industry Awards 2010 Professional Environmental Excellence Award to David C. Clark

    October 27, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has awarded the 2010 Professional Environmental Excellence Award to BNSF Railway director of environmental remediation, David C. Clark. Based in Topeka, KS, Clark has 35 years of environmental experience all within the rail industry. The award was...

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  • AAR Reports Rail Traffic Continues to Show Improvement

    October 22, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that weekly rail traffic continues to show improvement over 2009 levels with U.S. railroads originating 303,664 carloads for the week ending Oct. 16, 2010, up 10.1 percent compared with the same week last year. AAR will no longer report 2010...

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  • AAR Reports Rail Traffic Continues to Post Gains Over 2009

    October 17, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that weekly rail traffic continues to post gains over 2009 levels with U.S. railroads originating 297,029 carloads for the week ending Oct. 9, 2010, up 8.8 percent compared with the same week last year.  AAR will no longer report 2010...

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  • AAR Reports September 2010 Rail Traffic Continues Measured Recovery

    October 13, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that monthly rail carloads on U.S. railroads in September 2010 were up 7.7 percent compared with the same period last year, but still down 7.5 percent compared with September 2008. According to AAR’s October Rail Time Indicators Report, the...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Maintains Steady Pace

    October 8, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that weekly rail traffic continues to maintain a steady pace with U.S. railroads originating 299,394 carloads for the week ending Oct. 2, 2010, up 7.7 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 10.7 percent from the same week in...

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  • AAR Reports Another Record Week in Intermodal Traffic

    October 4, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that U.S. railroads saw the highest weekly intermodal volume for 2010 and highest container count on record for the second consecutive week. For the week ending Sept. 25, 2010, intermodal traffic on U.S. railroads totaled 241,167 trailers and...

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  • Columbian TecTank First to Receive Cat's Internal Combustion Pneumatic Tire Lift Trucks

    September 14, 2010

    Cat Lift Trucks has delivered the first new P8000-P12000/PD8000-PD12000 series of internal combustion pneumatic tire lift trucks to the Columbian TecTank manufacturing facility in Parsons, KS. Columbian TecTank, a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and installation of factory-coated...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Carload Volume Sets New 2010 Record

    September 10, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported weekly rail carload volume set a new 2010 record for the second consecutive week. U.S. railroads originated 305,000 carloads during the week ending Sept. 4, 2010, up 6.9 percent compared with the same week in 2009, and at comparable levels...

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