Association of American Railroads

Type: Organization
Name: Association of American Railroads
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

PHMSA/AAR/FRA-New Requirements for Rail Tank Cars

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 ... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Union Pacific Q2 profit soars 18pc

The Omaha-based Union Pacific railway posted a second quarter year-on-year 18 per cent net profit increase to US$1.3 million, drawn on revenues of $6 billion, up 10 per cent."Union Pacific achieved record quarterly results, leveraging the strengths of ... [Published Transport Weekly - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Safety first: Feds are right to push for new oil tank cars

Oil trains passing through Lancaster County might be safer sooner than expected.The U.S. Department of Transportation last week announced plans to require shippers to use stronger, more insulated tank cars within two years.Once in place, the new rules ... [Published Lancaster Online - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

System can prevent train accidents, rail industry slow to adopt

Washington --Faced with a huge increase in hazardous oil-carrying trains, California is urging quicker implementation of technology that would prevent train accidents caused by human error. But after pushing back against the idea for nearly half a century, ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

AAR reports another week of gains for carload and intermodal volumes

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that both carload and intermodal volumes saw gains for the week ending July 19.Carload volumes were up 7.6 percent at 299,256, topping the week ending January 12 at 290,607 and the week ending ... [Published Logistics Management - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 5.6% for Week

SP8254/FlickrU.S. rail intermodal traffic increased 5.6% in the week ended July 19 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.Railroads moved 267,675 intermodal trailers and containers, AAR said July 24 in its ... [Published Transport Topics - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

DOT proposes new safety standards for oil rail cars

(WKBT) -With recent rail car disasters in North Dakota and Canada, rail car safety has been pushed to the forefront.Now the U.S. Department of Transportation is out with a group of proposals aimed at making oil rail cars safer.They proposed toughening ... [Published News8000.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Shale Oil May be Making Railroad Oil Transport More Dangerous

A train falling off the tracks caused a massive oil spill in Lynchburg, Virginia in April . Last year, a train carrying oil derailed in Québec, killing 47 people and destroying most of downtown Lac-Mégantic. And in North Dakota last December a crash burned ... [Published Smithsonian Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 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 - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 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 - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 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 - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 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 - Jul 24 2014]

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"Union Pacific achieved record quarterly results, leveraging the strengths of our diverse franchise to handle strong demand in the face of challenging operating conditions" said Union Pacific CEO Jack Koraleski
Comments on the NOPR and ANOPR will be accepted for 60 days, DOT said. "Given the urgency of the safety issues addressed in these proposals, PHMSA does not intend to extend the comment period" it said
...we're going to make it functional, so when someone is training on an oil site, it will be similar to what we have," TrainND's Deanette Piesik said. "We have so many people coming to North Dakota from other states that have never been in the oil field and have no idea what a pumping unit is, so it's nice to show them this is what they'll be working on."
...Testifying at a Senate hearing this spring, Szabo said the open-ended plan would set milestones for individual railroads and "achieve the benefit of PTC as much as possible as soon as possible."

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Oil Industry Wilfuly Misleads Over Crude by Rai... [Published Oil Change - 2 hours ago]
PHMSA/AAR/FRA-New Requirements for Rail Tank Cars [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - 6 hours ago]
Union Pacific Q2 profit soars 18pc [Published Transport Weekly - 7 hours ago]
Oil-Spill Regulations for Trains Irk Industry, ... [Published Associations Now - Jul 28 2014]
DOT proposes new rules for transporting crude b... [Published Oil and Gas Journal - Jul 28 2014]
The shared role of oilfield safety [Published Bismarck Tribune - Jul 28 2014]
System can prevent train accidents, rail indust... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 28 2014]
Safety first: Feds are right to push for new oi... [Published Lancaster Online - Jul 27 2014]
Administration's plan on oil-hauling rail cars ... [Published McClatchy DC - Jul 27 2014]
Collins working to improve oil-train safety [Published Seacoast Online - Jul 27 2014]
Safety went off the rails [Published Times Union - Jul 27 2014]
AAR reports another week of gains for carload a... [Published Logistics Management - Jul 25 2014]
AAR: U.S. rail traffic continued to post gains ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Jul 25 2014]
Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 5.6% for Week [Published Transport Topics - Jul 25 2014]
DOT proposes new safety standards for oil rail ... [Published News8000.com - Jul 25 2014]
Oil Boom [Published Boulder Weekly - Jul 25 2014]
Shale Oil May be Making Railroad Oil Transport ... [Published Smithsonian Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
Oil, coal trains: 210K barrels a day here [Published seattlepi.com - Jul 24 2014]
Union Pacific reports all-time quarterly records [Published American Journal of Transportation On-Line - Jul 24 2014]
DOT issues rulemaking focused on safe transport... [Published Logistics Management - Jul 24 2014]
U.S. freight traffic gains again in latest week [Published Railway Age - Jul 24 2014]
USDOT proposes rulemaking to enhance crude-by-r... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Jul 24 2014]
Oil Trains Under Political Microscope [Published WAMC.org - Jul 24 2014]
Union Pacific Profit Meets Estimates as Recover... [Published Washington Post - Jul 24 2014]
Could this be the dominant US investment theme ... [Published Investment Europe - Jul 24 2014]
Oil on Trains [Published American Association of Petroleum Geologists - Jul 24 2014]
Tougher limits will take time [Published Times Union - Jul 24 2014]
DOT proposes new rules for transporting crude o... [Published Oil and Gas Journal - Jul 24 2014]
Greenbrier and Watco Finalize JV [Published Individual.com - Jul 24 2014]
New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fir... [Published North Jersey.com - Jul 24 2014]
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Oil Industry Wilfuly Misleads Over Crude by Rai... [Published Oil Change - 2 hours ago]
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 - 6 hours ago]
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 ...
White House To Propose New Rules For Crude Oil ... [Published Think Progress - Jul 23 2014]
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 ...
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