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Monday, November 23, 2015
The objective of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems is to prevent train-to-train collisions, overspeed derailments, and incursions into roadway work limits.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
A recent Bloomberg report indicating that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is looking to acquire Norfolk Southern was confirmed by the Class I railroads in separate statements issued over the past two days.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Carloads were down 8.7 percent annually at 272,063, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 1.5 percent annually at 267,102.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Carloads were down 5.9 percent annually at 279,547 and were below the week ending October 10 at 281,073 and the week ending October 3 at 290,725.
Posted on 10/23 at 09:11 AM
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The December 31, 2015 Congressionally-mandated deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC) systems to be implemented on United States railways gets closer every day, but that does not mean the deadline will be met. In fact, it is quite the opposite, with both the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and various railroads and industry observers saying it most definitely will not be met.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Carloads were down 5.8 percent annually to 281,073, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 0.5 percent annually to 275,160.
Friday, October 09, 2015
September carloads—at 1,417,750—were down 4.9 percent—or 72,597 carloads— annually, and intermodal—at 1,365,980 trailers and containers—was up 1.2 percent—or 16,272 trailers and containers.
Friday, September 18, 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail carload and intermodal volumes for the week ending September 12 were both down on an annual basis. Volumes were impacted by the Labor Day holiday.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Carloads were off 0.4 percent annually at 287,339, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 17 percent compared to the same week last year at 279,867.
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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
While railroads and other industry-related entities have made it clear that the Congressionally-mandated December 31, 2015 deadline for Unites States freight and passenger railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) is unlikely to be met on time, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that chances of it happening are bleak.
Posted on 09/08 at 12:38 PM