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Friday, February 10, 2012
Carload volume—284,546—was up 6.2 percent annually—and was slightly ahead of the week ending January 28 at 283,654 and ahead of the week ending January 21 at 287,734 and behind the week ending January 14 at 298,560.
Monday, February 06, 2012
January carloads—at 1,144,800—were up 0.1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 877,637 trailers and containers—was up 1.7 percent compared to January 2011.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that the seven North America-based Class I freight railroads are on track to invest a record $13 billion in capital expenditures for 2012, with the capital going towards expanding, upgrading, and enhancing the U.S. freight rail network.
Posted on 01/30 at 10:09 AM
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Friday, January 27, 2012
Carload volume—at 287,734—was up 1.6 percent compared to last year but behind the week ending January 14 at 298,560.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Following a sluggish first week of 2012, rail volumes for the week ending January 14 showed solid growth, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Friday, December 16, 2011
Carload volume—at 297,400—was up 3.7 percent annually.
Friday, December 09, 2011
November carloads—at 1,476,635—were up 2.3 percent annually, marking the largest annual gain since last March.
Posted on 12/09 at 01:29 PM
Friday, December 02, 2011
While the prospects of a national railroad strike were fairly high earlier in the week, the situation appears to be far less dire, with tentative agreements in place between major freight railroads and two of the three railroad labor unions that the railroads had yet to reach an agreement.
Rail traffic continues to positively trend upward, with gains on both the carload and intermodal side for the week ending November 26 according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
With the clock winding down, the ongoing dispute between railroad management and labor over contractual issues largely focused on health care and economic issues remains in flux.