Association of American Railroads

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Name: Association of American Railroads
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5,000 Rail Cars Pulled From Tracks

The post by Matthew Little , Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times .Nine months after a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, claimed 47 lives, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says controversial DOT-111 tank cars must be upgraded or taken off ... [Published Epoch Times - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Panel reviews safety issues posed by derailments of oil, ethanol trains

WASHINGTON — Crude oil and ethanol fires caused by derailed freight trains are left to burn out on their own because first responders can’t extinguish them, fire safety officials told the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday.“They are no-brainers,” ... [Published Star-Gazette - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Irving Oil Completes Voluntary Conversion of its Crude Oil Railcar Fleet

SAINT JOHN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Irving Oil confirmed today that it has completed the conversion of its proprietary fleet of crude oil railcars to the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) recommended specifications for DOT-111 railcars c ... [Published PR Newswire: Energy - 3 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Outgoing NTSB chief leery of oil train safety

The National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman warned in one of her final public appearances that the safety of freight rail trains carrying crude oil has been compromised “far too often" recently.The comments from Deborah Hersman came during a public ... [Published The Hill - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Officials Warn of Explosive Crude Rumbling Across Nation's Rails

At NTSB forum, industry experts say- Andrea Germanos, staff writerA train carrying crude chugs through a Chicagoland suburb. (Photo: Joshua B./cc/flickr)Amidst a booming crude-by-rail business, experts warned Tuesday that none of the thousands of train ... [Published Common Dreams - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Union Pacific Q1 profit up 14.9pc

23.04.2014Union Pacific, America's largest railway, posted a 14.9 per cent year on year first quarter net profit increase, to US$1.1 billion, drawn on revenues of $5.6 billion, up seven per cent."Union Pacific achieved record first quarter financial results ... [Published Transport Weekly - 16 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

CSX, Union Pacific Look Up on Rail Traffic Gains

CSX Corporation  ( CSX ) is down a bit so far in 2014, and has =lagged the broader S&P 500 stock market index in the last 12 months. But meanwhile, fellow railroad stocks  Union Pacific ( UNP ) and  Norfolk Southern ( NSC ) are doing well.In contrast ... [Published InvestorPlace.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

The dangers of shipping oil by rail

America is in the middle of an oil and gas boom, and it’s pumping out hydrocarbons faster than it can build out infrastructure to transport them to markets. This has put a new strain on America’s extensive rail networks, which have been bringing crude ... [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Warren Buffett's Favorite Economic Indicator Is Showing Serious Upward Momentum

Cullen Roche is the editor of Pragmatic Capitalism. Recent Posts Central Banks Are Really, Really Powerful Warren Buffett’s favorite indicator of economic growth continues to gain momentum here in the early spring. The latest year over year reading from ... [Published Business Insider - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

AAR reports gains in carload and intermodal volumes for week ending April 12

Carload and intermodal volumes remained in a growth pattern, with carload and intermodal volumes both showing gains for the week ending April 12, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).Carloads—at 295,294—were up 7.2 ... [Published Logistics Management - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Push to improve train tanker car safety after recent explosions

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -There's a new push by the National Traffic Safety Board to improve train tanker car safety after several recent massive explosions in North America.The NTSB will hold hearings April 22 through 23 in Washington, DC to examine the ... [Published KCTV 5 - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

US weekly rail transportation of grains increases 20.76% year on year

US rail transportation of grain products for the week ended April 12totaled 20,760 cars, up 20.76% from the corresponding week a year ago, theAssociation of American Railroads said Thursday.Rail transportation of chemical products moved up 3.7% year on ... [Published Platts - Apr 17 2014]

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...after the Transportation Safety Board made a strong recommendation in January to do so," says Paul Browning, President & CEO of Irving Oil. "We're proud to announce that we've completed the task as promised - three years ahead of regulation.  We look forward to continuing to work with suppliers and crude marketers to convert their railcars delivering to us no later than year end, and to lead our industry in ensuring the safe transportation of crude oil by rail."
"We understand the necessity of harmonizing with the United States on these matters" Transport Minister Lisa Raitt told reporters
...stated in a 2012 report that crude oil traffic has grown by 443 percent since 2005," outgoing NTSB chairwoman Deborah Hersman said at the forum. "With so much flammable liquid carried by rail, it is incumbent upon the rail industry, shippers, and regulators to ensure that these hazardous materials are being moved safely."
...accidents in the U S and Canada, including a December train derailment in North Dakota that spilled 400,000 gallons of crude oil, demonstrate that "far too often, safety has been compromised” in oil train shipments."

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5,000 Rail Cars Pulled From Tracks [Published Epoch Times - 2 hours ago]
Irving Oil Completes Voluntary Conversion of it... [Published AZ-TV7 - 3 hours ago]
Irving Oil Completes Voluntary Conversion of it... [Published PR Newswire: Energy - 3 hours ago]
Panel reviews safety issues posed by derailment... [Published Star-Gazette - 3 hours ago]
Canada moves ahead of U.S. in phasing out older... [Published McClatchy DC - 5 hours ago]
Canada to phase out old railway oil tankers; wo... [Published TrustMedia - 8 hours ago]
Officials Warn of Explosive Crude Rumbling Acro... [Published Common Dreams - 10 hours ago]
Strengthening procedures to ensure the safe tr... [Published Government of Canada - 11 hours ago]
Outgoing NTSB chief leery of oil train safety [Published The Hill - 14 hours ago]
Union Pacific Q1 profit up 14.9pc [Published Transport Weekly - 16 hours ago]
Failure rates raising new fears over use of agi... [Published BusinessWeek - 16 hours ago]
Failure rates raising new fears over use of a... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 23 2014]
Industry: Tank car fleet not up to snuff [Published San Angelo Standard-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Tank car fleet inadequate for crude oil, rail i... [Published McClatchy DC - Apr 22 2014]
CSX, Union Pacific Look Up on Rail Traffic Gains [Published InvestorPlace.com - Apr 22 2014]
AAR traffic report: Carloads climbed for all No... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Apr 21 2014]
AAR report says 2015 PTC deadline will not be met [Published Logistics Management - Apr 21 2014]
Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - Apr... [Published Lexology - Apr 21 2014]
The dangers of shipping oil by rail [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 21 2014]
RR group agrees to crude oil safety measures [Published Business & Legal Reports - Apr 21 2014]
Warren Buffett's Favorite Economic Indicator Is... [Published Business Insider - Apr 20 2014]
Real World Economics: Railroad regulation a que... [Published TwinCities.com - Apr 20 2014]
Chuck Sweeny: In 17th Congressional District ra... [Published Freeport Journal - Apr 19 2014]
Chuck Sweeny: Here are some pay-to-players in C... [Published Rockford Register Star - Apr 19 2014]
AAR reports gains in carload and intermodal vol... [Published Logistics Management - Apr 18 2014]
Rear Admiral Ray takes helm of Coast Guard Paci... [Published Daily Shipping News - Apr 18 2014]
Push to improve train tanker car safety after r... [Published KCTV 5 - Apr 18 2014]
US weekly rail transportation of grains increas... [Published Platts - Apr 17 2014]
U.S. freight traffic gains ground again [Published Railway Age - Apr 17 2014]
Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 9.3% for Week [Published Transport Topics - Apr 17 2014]
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Irving Oil Completes Voluntary Conversion of it... [Published PR Newswire: Energy - 3 hours ago]
SAINT JOHN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Irving Oil confirmed today that it has completed the conversion of its proprietary fleet of crude oil railcars to the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) recommended specifications for DOT-111 railcars c ...
A Big Week for Oil-By-Rail Transport Safety [Published Energy Policy Information Center (EPIC) - Feb 28 2014]
Last Friday, the Department of Transportation and executives from the nation’s major railroads announced an agreement on  eight voluntary measures  that railroad companies will implement immediately to improve the safety of crude-by-rail shipments. The ...
Major freight railroads and DOT agree to new op... [Published Green Car Congress - Feb 22 2014]
The nation’s major freight railroads joined US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in announcing a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude oil by rail. The announcement only covers ...
DOT, freight rail industry agree to lower crude... [Published E2-Wire - Feb 21 2014]
The Department of Transportation and Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced an agreement Friday to lower the speed limit for freight rail trains carrying crude oil and to inspect their tracks more frequently. The voluntary reforms follow.. ...
Oil Train Derailments Reaching Crisis Point [Published Zero Hedge - Feb 20 2014]
Submitted by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com , On February 13 a Norfolk Southern Railway train bound for New Jersey derailed in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. About 3,500 to 4,500 gallons of crude oil spilled, although miraculously it somehow didn’t ...
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