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By LM Staff · March 6, 2015
Largely feeling the effects of the recently resolved West Coast ports labor disruption, railroad and intermodal volumes in February were down annually, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) this week.
By Jeff Berman · March 5, 2015
While the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has long stated its goal of having Positive Train Control (PTC) technology installed on 40 percent of its network by December 31, 2015, railroad industry stakeholders have repeatedly stated that reaching that deadline would be a stretch. It now appears that the railroad sector has some members of Congress sharing the same line of thought with legislation rolled out this week that pledges to extend the PTC deadline to 2020.
By LM Staff · January 23, 2015
U.S. Carloads were up 0.3 percent annually at 290,963, and intermodal at 260,893 containers and trailers dropped 2.4 percent compared to the same week last year.
By LM Staff · January 16, 2015
U.S. Carloads were up 7.5 percent at 276,573, and intermodal at 240,947 containers and trailers was up 2.1 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2015
In a year in which United States-based railroads saw more than its fair share of issues, due largely to poor weather, congestion and service problems, annual growth was solid, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By LM Staff · January 6, 2015
U.S. Carloads were up 9.2 percent at 252,100, and intermodal at 181,238 containers and trailers saw a 5.4 percent annual gain.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2015
On December 31, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said it issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes new regulations to require Class I railroads and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office, through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics to the STB on a weekly basis.
By LM Staff · December 12, 2014
Carloads were up 11.7 percent compared to the same timeframe a year ago at 311,955, and intermodal was up 2.1 percent at 268,153 container and trailers.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2014
Carloads—at 1,161,820—were up 1.4 percent, or 16,396 carloads, compared to November 2013, and intermodal volumes were up 2.7 percent––or 27,463 units––at 1,035,054 containers and trailers.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2014
Even with the well-documented service issues freight railroads have experienced over the last several months, there is a lot to be excited about when looking at the industry, according to Ed Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By LM Staff · December 1, 2014
Carloads were down 0.3 percent annually at 295,812, and intermodal units, at 269,373 containers and trailers saw a 0.7 percent annual gain.
By LM Staff · November 14, 2014
Carloads were up 0.2 percent at 297,694, and intermodal units, at 271,113 containers and trailers were up 2.2 percent annually.
By LM Staff · November 7, 2014
October intermodal containers and trailers hit 1,381,749 for a 4.9 percent, or a gain of 64,701 units, compared to October 2013. October’s weekly intermodal average of 276,350 containers now stands as the best weekly average for any month, while October marked the 59th consecutive month of annual intermodal gains. And on a year-to-date basis through October, the AAR said U.S. intermodal volume is up 5.5 percent at 11,459,079 units.
By LM Staff · October 31, 2014
Intermodal units, at 278,767 containers and trailers were up 6.7 percent compared to the same week last year and marks the third best week for intermodal ever recorded based on AAR’s data.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2014
In light on various service-related freight railroad service issues, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently announced it is now requiring Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports on service performance. These weekly reports are slated to begin on October 22.

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