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Friday, April 08, 2011
For the week ending April 2, the AAR reported that carload volume hit its highest level since the end of 2008 at 305,905 carloads for a 5.7 percent annual increase. This outpaced the weeks ending March 26, March 19, and March 12, which hit 200,903, 292,164, and 303,953, respectively.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Carload volume at 299,903 was up 1.9 percent annually and surpassed the week ending March 19 which hit 293,772. Intermodal volumes were up 5.7 percent at 223,034 trailers and containers,
Friday, March 25, 2011
Railroad volumes were up again for both carload and intermodal for the week ending March 19, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Friday, March 18, 2011
Railroad volumes continued trending in the right direction, with volumes up again for both carload and intermodal for the week ending March 12, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Friday, March 11, 2011
Carload volume at 300,953 was up 5.5 percent year-over-year and was ahead of the week ending February 26 at 296,252 and the week ending February 19 at 296,980. Carload volume was up 0.3 percent in the East and up 9.2 percent out West.
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).
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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.