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America’s freight railroads operate the safest, most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sound freight transportation system in the world — and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is committed to keeping it that way. Founded in 1934, AAR is the world’s leading railroad policy, research, standard setting, and technology organization that focuses on the safety and productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry. AAR Full members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. AAR Associate and Affiliate members include non-Class I and commuter railroads, rail supply companies, engineering firms, signal and communications firms, and rail car owners.

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Railroads are playing a critical role in this energy renaissance, with rail shipments of crude oil growing in recent years due to the flexibility and other advantages that moving crude oil by rail offers.

Association of American Railroads in the News

Carloads dipped 0.6%, or 6,079 carloads, annually to 1,019,239, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 5.6%, or 55,997 units, to 1,058,354. (August 04, 2017)

Volumes and service continue on an upswing (July 11, 2017)

Donald J. Trump’s stunning game-changing upset to become President-elect of the United States, has left transport leaders scratching their heads and wondering what, precisely, will a Trump presidency look like. (November 10, 2016)

Annual declines for both United States rail carload and intermodal volumes remained intact for the month of September and the week ending October 1, according to data issued this week by the Association… (October 07, 2016)

The financial impact of the United States railroad industry on all facets of the nation’s economy cannot even come close to being understated. Association of American Railroad State of the Industry Report. (July 08, 2016)

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Following the recent CSX incident, someone asked me “Why do we transport something so dangerous via rail?” That’s a good question. Why do we do it? (February 18, 2015)

Carload volume—at 300,521—was up 1.1 percent annually, and it was ahead of the week ending August 13, which hit 292,266 and the week ending August 6 at 287,329. (August 26, 2011)

Following flat traffic growth on an annual basis in May, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that both carload and intermodal volumes in June were up compared to the same timeframe last… (July 12, 2011)

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is an industry trade group representing primarily the major freight railroads of North America (Canada, Mexico and the ...
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending October 21, 2017 10.25.2017
Holding: For purposes of the validity of the “metrics and standards,” formulated together with the Federal Railroad Association, addressing the performance and ...
ASLRRA represents more than 400 short line and regional railroads. Includes activities, membership list, newsletter, and positions on issues.
Freight Rail Traffic Data Gauging U.S. Economic Activity Through Rail Traffic Data. Since demand for rail service arises as a result of demand elsewhere in the ...
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is a North American railway industry group. It publishes recommended practices for the ...
International organization for the bus, rapid transit and commuter rail systems industry, based in Washington, DC. Includes directory of transit systems in the United ...
PIEDMONT AND WESTERN RAILROAD CLUB RAILROAD REPORTING MARKS - PAST & PRESENT Over 13,000 Reporting Marks and Abbreviations for North American Railroads
Journal of Management and Marketing Research The Case for rail, Page 5 Railroads have an outstanding track record in safely delivering hazardous materials --
Welcome to the Railroad Performance Measures website, where five major North American freight railroads have voluntarily reported three weekly performance measures ...
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