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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Safer Automated Drum Tumbling; Video Available

    March 9, 2010

    An advanced automated control package that can increases productivity and safety is now available for Morse Tilt-To-Load drum rotators. A new video demonstrates this automated drum lifting, rotating for operator-set time, and return of drum to upright position at floor-level for easy handling. A...

  • Rail Carload Freight Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Year

    March 4, 2010

    Carload freight volume on U.S. railroads reached its highest level in more than a year during the week ending February 27, the Association of American Railroads reported.  U.S. railroads originated 290,261 carloads during the week ended February 27, up 2.6 percent from the comparable week...

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  • AAR Report: Healthy Rail Network Critical to the Nation's Recovery

    February 18, 2010

    Association of American Railroads president and CEO Edward R. Hamberger said today that freight railroads are at a critical point in their history as the industry is facing new challenges from over-burdensome federal regulatory mandates that could seriously undercut the industry’s ability to...

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  • Rail Traffic Tops 2009 During Most Recent Week

    February 12, 2010

    Freight traffic on U.S. railroads registered small gains in comparison with 2009 levels during the week ended February 6, but continued to trail levels reported in 2008, the Association of American Railroads reported. For the week ending Feb. 6, 2010, U.S. railroads originated 268,033 carloads,...