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Friday, April 12, 2013
Carload volume—at 280,748—was up 3.7 percent annually, and intermodal—at 231,648 trailers and containers—was up 0.2 percent.
Posted on 04/12 at 09:27 AM
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Friday, April 05, 2013
March carloads—at 1,117,427—were down 5,969 carloads or 0.5 percent annually. Intermodal—at 933,028 trailers and containers—was up 4,859 units or 0.5 percent compared to March 2012.
Posted on 04/05 at 08:58 AM
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
A few weeks shy of their respective first quarter earnings announcements East Coast-based Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX are feeling pretty good about their businesses.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that United States carload and intermodal volumes followed last week’s lead and were both up—rather than the months-long trend of mixed—for the week ending March 23.
Posted on 03/29 at 08:38 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Legislation geared to remove the industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws is rolled out by a bipartisan Senate due, and the arguments for an and against removing the railroads industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws remain the same.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Carload volume—at 280,624—were up 0.5 percent annually, and intermodal—at 228,806 containers and trailers—was up 0.7 percent.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Surface Transportation Board this week said that it declined a petition filed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), whom was requesting that the STB institute a rulemaking proceeding to consider reintroducing indirect competition as a fact
or in determining the reasonableness of rail rates for coal transportation.
Posted on 03/21 at 06:43 AM
Friday, March 15, 2013
Carload volume—at 276,698—was down 0.9 percent, and intermodal—at 235,174 containers and trailers—was up 4 percent annually.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,059—was down 1.2 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 238,083 containers and trailers—was up 11 percent.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:20 PM
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
While railroads are extremely focused on safety, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said this week that representatives from major U.S. freight railroads told the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week that the possibility of implementing fully interoperable positive train control (PTC) across the more than 60,000 route miles required by the Congressionally mandated 2015 deadline is not currently feasible.