Association of American Railroads

Type: Organization
Name: Association of American Railroads
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Shipper cry foul as rail rates soar

Following 10 years of freight rate hikes that resulted in record rail profits and stock returns, shippers such as Diversified gas company and Dow Chemical are asking the U.S. government to give them some relief."We kept cautioning the railroad and cautioning ... [Published Cargo Business News - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

U.S., Canadian railroads marked traffic gains in year's 33rd week

For the week ending Aug. 16, U.S. railroads reported 304,276 carloads, up 2.8 percent, and 270,316 intermodal units, up 5.4 percent compared with volumes from the same week last year, according to the Association of American Railroads .Total combined ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Exemptions expanded in FRA's final PTC rule

The Federal Railroad Aministration published its final rule concerning Positive Train Control (PTC) systems in the Aug. 22, 2014, Federal Register. The rule, which takes effect Oct. 21, 2014, expands certain exemptions and comes 16 months before the full ... [Published Railway Age - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 3 reports

Intermodal Traffic Rises for Week

Stephen Rees/FlickrU.S. rail intermodal traffic increased 5.4% in the week ended Aug. 16 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.Railroads moved 270,316 intermodal trailers and containers, AAR said Aug. 21 ... [Published Transport Topics - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Explosive crude oil trains: An issue no one knows about until it’s too late

Seattle residents have stood for hours this July protesting oil trains. What right do they have to protest when they knowingly moved onto a property bordering train tracks? Perhaps it’s because while both normal trains and crude oil trains are noisy, ... [Published UW Daily Online - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 4 reports

AAR: U.S. roads made more traffic strides in 32nd week

Strong petroleum and grain business helped U.S. railroads boost traffic in August’s first full week. For the week ending Aug. 9, they registered 301,755 carloads, up 4.5 percent, and 266,153 intermodal units, up 3.2 percent compared with volumes from ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Safety vs. shortage the issue in new rail proposal

Proposed federal regulations on hauling flammable liquids may aggravate a shortage of rail cars for transporting crude oil,  The Wall Street Journal reported.  (Subscription required.) The proposal could place a high-cost burden on the ethanol industry ... [Published Des Moines Business Record - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Reuters: Why railroads are taking a fresh look at natural gas: Kemp

Reuters reports:(Reuters) – Gas-fueled locomotives are not a new idea. Plymouth Locomotive Company built the first propane-fueled rail engine as early as 1936.The industry has experimented with natural gas-fueled trains on a small scale for the past 80 ... [Published Louisiana Oil and Gas Association - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 2 reports

Crude safety

EMERGENCY services personnel from nine US states have taken part in a Norfolk Southern-sponsored crude-by-rail emergency response class at the Association of American Railroads’ Security and Emergency Response Training Centre in Pueblo, Colorado.You are ... [Published PetroleumNews.net - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

U.S. railroads continued to net traffic gains in July's last full week

For the week ending July 26, U.S. railroads logged 306,988 carloads, up 4.3 percent, and 264,809 intermodal units, up 3.3 percent compared with volumes from same week last year, according to the Association of American Railroads .Total combined U.S. traffic ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

AAR releases latest edition of publication reflecting 10-year trends

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has published the latest edition of "Railroad Ten-Year Trends," which provides railroad-related data for a period covering 2003 to 2012.Over 60 pages of the publication also include preliminary data for 2013. Railroad ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Transportation Department Hopes to Change Oil Train Safety Rules

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation is expected to outline a comprehensive plan for oil train safety. Industry observers expect the plan to address volatile issues such as tank car design, speed and routing.To be clear, the feds are ... [Published US News & World Report - Jul 30 2014]

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"EBITDA totalled US 1,080 million in H1 2014 compared to US$925 million for the corresponding period of 2013."
Contributing to the accident, according to the 90-page report, was "the lack of a safety management program that would have identified and mitigated the risks associated with the continued operation of the bridge."
">Over the past four months, CSX’s Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program, with rolling classrooms and specialized hands-on training, has trained more than 1,300 first responders from more than 250 organizations in more than a dozen cities and towns, in partnership with the Firefighters Training and Education Foundation. This enhanced training program offers fire fighters, police officers, emergency management professionals and other first responders insights on how rail cars work and how to deal with rail-related incidents. "
"You can't see these massive increases in crude-by-rail and not appreciate that they are creating problems for moving agricultural products" Heitkamp said

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Shipper cry foul as rail rates soar [Published Cargo Business News - Aug 23 2014]
U.S., Canadian railroads marked traffic gains i... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Aug 22 2014]
Exemptions expanded in FRA's final PTC rule [Published Railway Age - Aug 22 2014]
Intermodal Traffic Rises for Week [Published Transport Topics - Aug 22 2014]
Oil train risks push communities to prepare for... [Published Poughkeepsie Journal - Aug 22 2014]
Weekly US coal carloads notch highest total of ... [Published Platts - Aug 21 2014]
AAR reports another week of gains for carload a... [Published Logistics Management - Aug 21 2014]
Gains again for U.S. freight traffic [Published Railway Age - Aug 21 2014]
U.S. crude-by-rail projects; Global Partners pe... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Aug 21 2014]
Cargo Rates Trigger Shipper Backlash as U.S. Ra... [Published Bloomberg - Aug 21 2014]
Your Presents On Way Offer Holiday Sales Clues:... [Published Bloomberg - Aug 20 2014]
Explosive crude oil trains: An issue no one kno... [Published UW Daily Online - Aug 20 2014]
Hoxie Crash Highlights Railroad Safety Issues [Published KARK TV - Aug 20 2014]
Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of future... [Published AgProfessional - Aug 19 2014]
Oregon's Senators: Oil Trains Need New Regulations [Published KLCC - Aug 19 2014]
Transporting Bakken crude by rail a volatile si... [Published Chronicle Times - Aug 18 2014]
Thousands of tank cars likely to be scrapped un... [Published Denver Post - Aug 17 2014]
AAR: U.S. roads made more traffic strides in 32... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Aug 15 2014]
CSX Safety Train Offers Training To More Than 1... [Published Good Day Sacramento - Aug 15 2014]
Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 3.2% to 266,153 U... [Published Transport Topics - Aug 15 2014]
AAR reports another week of gains for carload a... [Published Logistics Management - Aug 15 2014]
Slow Pace Of Rail Recovery Stirs Fear Of Future... [Published Clusterstock - Aug 15 2014]
INSIGHT-Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear o... [Published Reuters - Aug 15 2014]
Kevin Ward Jr.'s death, rail safety: Second look [Published USA Today - Aug 15 2014]
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CSX Safety Train Offers Training to More Than 1... [Published theCSRfeed - Aug 25 2014]
SOURCE: CSX Corporation DESCRIPTION:<p style=""&gt;Over the past four months, CSX’s Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program, with rolling classrooms and specialized hands-on training, has trained more than 1,300 first responders from more than ...
Slow Pace Of Rail Recovery Stirs Fear Of Future... [Published Clusterstock - Aug 15 2014]
By Susan Taylor and Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos ...
Oil Industry Wilfuly Misleads Over Crude by Rai... [Published Oil Change - Jul 29 2014]
The oil industry’s public relations arm, the American Petroleum Institute (API), has reached new lows in its attempts to twist the on-going debate about the safety of crude-by-rail trains in the US. The API is trying to claim that there is no evidence ...
PHMSA/AAR/FRA-New Requirements for Rail Tank Cars [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Jul 29 2014]
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS--(Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - Kelso Technologies Inc. (TSX:KLS)(OTCQX:KEOSF) - The Company reports that the Association of American Railroads (AAR); U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety ...
Oil By Safer Trains? By Trucks? Better Yet, Divest [Published Firedoglake - Jul 24 2014]
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 ...
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