Association of American Railroads

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Name: Association of American Railroads
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Oil on Trains

The Department of Transportation is taking steps to address concerns about the safety of transporting oil by rail. The concern is fueled by several severe accidents in 2012 that caused deaths and damage as rail cars carrying oil, especially Bakken oil ... [Published American Association of Petroleum Geologists - 4 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires could affect North Jersey

Kevin R. Wexler/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER An oil tanker train in April moving between Railroad and Industrial avenues in Ridgefield Park. Hundreds of aging railway cars that carry highly combustible crude oil through New Jersey every day would be phased out ... [Published North Jersey.com - 8 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

United States proposes tougher rules for moving crude oil, ethanol by rail

Older rail tankers would be phased out in two years and speed limits would be lowered for trains transporting highly flammable crude oil and other dangerous liquids under rules prompted by a series of derailments such as those in Vandergrift and Philadelphia ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 8 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Greenbrier and Watco Finalize JV

The Greenbrier Companies and Watco Companies have completed formation of their 50/50 railcar repair joint venture creating an independent railcar repair shop network in North America. According to a release, the new joint venture, called GBW Railcar Services, ... [Published Individual.com - 6 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Feds seek tougher oil-train regs

These new regulations could include the phasing out of old tanker cars over a two-year period, decreasing speed limits for trains hauling oil, tightening braking requirements, requiring mandatory testing of oil and other volatile liquids and implementing ... [Published Grand Forks Herald - 10 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

AAR Responds to U.S. DOT Proposed Rule on Safety of Moving Flammable Liquids by Rail

Washington, D.C., July 23, 2014 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today responded to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed rulemaking on the safe movement of flammable liquids by rail, including crude oil and ethanol.   While ... [Published Association of American Railroads - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Canada's rail safety measures: earlier and tougher than U.S.

Canada quietly issued newdetails on rail safety regulation last week that includedspecifications for the next generation of tank cars that aretougher than some of the options proposed by the U.S. Departmentof Transportation on Wednesday.The safety proposals ... [Published Reuters - 11 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Oil-Train Spills Are Worse Than Ever, and Obama's New Safety Rules Aren't Enough

T he oil boom that has anointed the U.S.  the top exporter in the world  has led to an astounding increase in the amount of the flammable liquid being transported on the country's railways: The number of train cars moving crude oil in America has increased ... [Published The New Republic Online - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Speculation Mounts Over Impending Crude By Rail Rule

As speculation over the federal government’s forthcoming rule on rail shipments of crude oil grows, two items hit the press last week increasing speculation over the details of the reforms.On July 15, 2014, Bloomberg reported that representatives from ... [Published JD Supra - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Railroad Lobby: 15 Percent Boost

Photograph by Luke Sharrett/BloombergGrain railroad cars in Jeffersonville, Indiana.Railroads are doing what companies do when they’re faced with a government regulation that could add to the costs of doing business: Spending more on Washington lobby ... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Greenbrier and Watco complete railcar repair joint venture

The Greenbrier Companies and Watco Companies have completed a 50/50 railcar repair joint venture, creating the largest independent railcar repair shop network in North America, according to a Greenbrier statement.The new joint venture, called GBW Railcar ... [Published Cargo Business News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 3 reports

Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 3.2% for Week

Travis Estell/FlickrU.S. rail intermodal traffic increased 3.2% in the week ended July 12 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.Railroads moved 256,256 intermodal trailers and containers, AAR said July 17 ... [Published Transport Topics - Jul 18 2014]

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"There's never a ban for trains that have fewer than 20 cars with hazardous materials" Goldman said
"GBW will be ready to deliver unparalleled quality, value and service to our Customers," said Watco CEO Rick Webb. "We have been investing in our shops, and we will continue to invest in the GBW shops to match our Customers' expectations."
...Sean Patrick Maloney. "Although railroads would now be required to notify state emergency responders, our local first responders and emergency personnel who would be first on the scene on the accident should also be notified of shipments happening in their backyard, and we must work quickly to develop comprehensive oil spill response planning requirements to give more guidance to our first responders."
"We'll continue to work closely with our U S counterparts to harmonize regulations as appropriate."

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Oil on Trains [Published American Association of Petroleum Geologists - 4 hours ago]
Tougher limits will take time [Published Times Union - 5 hours ago]
DOT proposes new rules for transporting crude o... [Published Oil and Gas Journal - 5 hours ago]
Greenbrier and Watco Finalize JV [Published Individual.com - 6 hours ago]
New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fir... [Published North Jersey.com - 8 hours ago]
United States proposes tougher rules for moving... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 8 hours ago]
Oil By Safer Trains? By Trucks? Better Yet, Divest [Published Firedoglake - 9 hours ago]
Stricter rules for railroad tank cars being exp... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - 9 hours ago]
Maloney Applauds New Proposed Oil Tanker Rail R... [Published Noodls - 9 hours ago]
Feds seek tougher oil-train regs [Published Grand Forks Herald - 10 hours ago]
Proposed rules aim to bolster oil train safety [Published Omaha World-Herald - 10 hours ago]
U.S. releases extensive draft rules for shippin... [Published Globe and Mail - 11 hours ago]
AAR Responds to U.S. DOT Proposed Rule on Safet... [Published Association of American Railroads - 11 hours ago]
Canada's rail safety measures: earlier and toug... [Published Reuters - 11 hours ago]
As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New R... [Published National Geographic - 13 hours ago]
New US rail regs could cause tank car shortage,... [Published Platts - 13 hours ago]
DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars ... [Published Modesto Bee - 13 hours ago]
DOT issues open-ended NPRM on CBR, other flamma... [Published Railway Age - 14 hours ago]
Puncture-Prone Rail Car to Be Phased Out Under ... [Published Washington Post - 15 hours ago]
DOT proposes 2-year phase-out of older tank car... [Published Ledger-Enquirer - 16 hours ago]
Safer oil train tanker, reduced speeds proposed... [Published Los Angeles Times - 16 hours ago]
Oil-Train Spills Are Worse Than Ever, and Obama... [Published The New Republic Online - 16 hours ago]
As spills rise, will new oil train rules make c... [Published Christian Science Monitor - 17 hours ago]
Puncture-Prone Rail Car to Be Phased Out Under ... [Published Washington Post - 18 hours ago]
Obama officials tighten safety rules for railwa... [Published The Hill - 18 hours ago]
DOT proposes stricter oil train safety rules [Published Politico - 18 hours ago]
DOT proposes tougher oil train safety rules [Published USA Today - 19 hours ago]
White House To Propose New Rules For Crude Oil ... [Published Think Progress - 20 hours ago]
More Than 120 Groups Report Lobbying Congress o... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - 20 hours ago]
Stricter Rail Rules Mean More Profits for These... [Published Motley Fool - 21 hours ago]
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Oil By Safer Trains? By Trucks? Better Yet, Divest [Published Firedoglake - 9 hours ago]
Can the US make oil trains safer or is that missing the point? Just a few weeks ago, the public learned that Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway had states sign confidentiality agreements “or otherwise pledged not to release [specific] information” about ...
White House To Propose New Rules For Crude Oil ... [Published Think Progress - 20 hours ago]
Crude oil train CREDIT: AP Photo Bloomberg reports the Obama Administration will propose new rules for transporting crude oil by rail Wednesday, aimed at reducing speeds and requiring sturdier tanker cars. The rules are a reaction to a spate of ...
New safety rules will test the oil train model [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 21 2014]
North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch has thrived thanks in large part to the once-niche business of hauling fuel on U.S. rail tracks. New safety rules may now test the oil train model. Within weeks, the Obama Administration is due to unveil a suite of reforms ...
Oil by rail has lost some lustre but is still a... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 10 2014]
The economics of transporting oil by rail has suffered in recent months with some oil terminal projects facing cost overruns but fears of pipeline delays will keep companies hedging their transportation bets. Canadian oil-by-rail has benefitted from ...
A Year After a Deadly Disaster, Fears Grow Abou... [Published TIME.com - Jul 10 2014]
When 21-year-old mother Kahdejah Johnson was told two years ago that she’d secured a spot at the Ezra Prentice Homes, a quiet housing project in Albany, she felt confident she’d found a stable home to raise her newborn son. With its manicured lawns and ...
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