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  • Nation's Freight Railroads Now Average 480 Ton-Miles-Per-Gallon

    April 23, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced that the nation’s freight railroads in 2009 averaged 480 ton-miles to the gallon. Ton-miles-per-gallon is the railroad measurement for fuel efficiency, like autos use miles-per-gallon. Overall, freight rail fuel efficiency is up 104...

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  • Weekly Carload Volume Reaches Highest Total Since December 2008

    April 23, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said that signs of recovery in U.S. freight rail traffic continue to gain momentum, with carload volume last week reaching its highest level since the week ended December 6, 2008. U.S. railroads originated 296,599 carloads during the week ended April 17,...

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  • AAR Reports Broad Gains in Weekly U.S. Rail Freight Traffic

    April 15, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads reports that freight traffic on U.S. railroads was once again up sharply for the week ended April 10, 2010 compared with the same period a year ago.  U.S. railroads originated 288,495 carloads during the week, up 16.4 percent from the comparable week in...

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  • Railroads Seeing First Monthly Year-Over-Year Carload Gains Since July 2008

    April 14, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is reporting that U.S. freight railroads saw a 7.5 percent rise in carloads during March compared with the same month last year, and a decline of 11.5 percent compared with the same month in 2008. According to the April 2010 AAR Rail Time Indicators...

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  • AAR Reports Sharp Traffic Gains on U.S. Railroads

    April 8, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads is reporting that U.S. railroads saw sharp gains in traffic for the week ending April 3, 2010, compared with levels from one year ago. U.S. railroads originated 290,217 carloads during the week, up 10.7 percent from the comparable week in 2009. This was the...

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  • AAR Senior Vice President John Gray Named to Special U.S. DOT Transportation Statistics Council

    April 7, 2010

    Association of American Railroads senior vice president, policy and economics John T. Gray has been appointed by U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). ACTS was established by the Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century to...

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  • Union Pacific Railroad Announces 14th Annual Pinnacle Award Winners for Chemical Transportation Safety

    April 7, 2010

    Union Pacific Railroad has announced its 14th annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award annually recognizes companies that have implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and have achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases (NARs) for shipments of...

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  • Fourth Straight Week of Gains Reported on U.S. Freight Railroads

    March 26, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads reports that for the fourth consecutive week, freight traffic on U.S. railroads was up compared with the same period a year ago during the week ended March 20.  U.S. railroads originated 287,639 carloads during the week, up 4.3 percent from the...

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  • 2009 Safest Year Ever for Nation's Freight Railroads

    March 12, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads has announced that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate, and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low levels last year.   "This...

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  • Rail Freight Volume Continues to Show Signs of Recovery

    March 11, 2010

    Rail freight volume on U.S. railroads is continuing to show some signs of recovery, with both carload freight and intermodal traffic during the week ended March 6 registering gains from last year, the Association of American Railroads reported today.  U.S. railroads originated 285,160...

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