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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
While heavy capital expenditures are nothing new for the freight railroad industry, a report released today by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) stated that United States-based freight railroads are planning to spend $12 billion in capital expenditures in 2011, following a $10.7 billion investment in 2010.
Monday, March 07, 2011
Class I railroads received good news last week, when the Federal Railroad Administration and the Association of American Railroads reached a settlement regarding the guidelines of the Positive Train Control (PTC) regulatory mandate.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Carload volume at 296,252 was up 2.4 percent year-over-year and was slightly behind the week ending February 19, which came in at 296,980.
Friday, February 25, 2011
The week ending February 19 delivered solid year-over-year gains, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Earlier today, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing, entitled “Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions.” The STB said the objective of the hearing is to review regulatory exemptions for certain types of rail traffic to determine their effectiveness in the marketplace, see whether the rationale behind these exemptions should be revisited, and also if these exemptions should be subject to periodic review.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Carload volume at 240,073 was up 5.6 percent year-over-year, and intermodal at 166,894 trailers and containers was up 11.9 percent over 2009,
Posted on 01/07 at 09:06 AM
Friday, December 17, 2010
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that railroad volumes for the week ending December 11 were up compared to the same timeframe a year ago.
Posted on 12/17 at 10:15 AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The case for heavier trucks received good news in Washington, D.C. this week, with Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) stating that the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which she serves as a member, support a one-year extension of a pilot program that exempts Maine’s federal highways from the 80,000 pound federal truck weight limit.
Friday, December 10, 2010
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that railroad volumes for the week ending December 4 were up on an annual basis. Carload volume at 303,570 was up 6.8 percent compared to the same period in 2009 and were up significantly compared to the 254,121 recorded during Thanksgiving week.
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010
November rail volumes were up compared to the same period in 2009, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The AAR reported that monthly rail carloads for November—at 1,137,626—were up 4.5 percent year-over-year.