Association of American Railroads

Type: Organization
Name: Association of American Railroads
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Rail delivery system under lots of pressure

No one can deny the oil boom in our region has been a financial boon to the impacted states’ coffers. But make no mistake, there are ramifications of the oil boom that are making things difficult for other industries, including agriculture.For the sake ... [Published Ravalli Republic - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 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 - 16 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

For Union Pacific, a strong first quarter

reported 2014 first quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $2.38 per diluted share, compared to $957 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, in first-quarter 2013, a 17% improvement. Operating revenues totaled $5.6 billion, up 7%; operating income totaled ... [Published Railway Age - Apr 17 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]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 9.3% for Week

Roy Luck/FlickrU.S. rail intermodal traffic increased 9.3% in the week ended April 12 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.Railroads moved 264,382 intermodal trailers and containers that week, AAR said ... [Published Transport Topics - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Court Orders Unmasking of ‘Company Doe’ in Consumer Product Safety Case

Ruling requires disclosure of the name of a company waging a secret legal battle.  A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the arguments of a  company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a public ... [Published Fair Warning - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Freight Railroads Assert FCC-Required Antenna Review Lengthening Delays in Installing Positive Train Control

Freight Railroads Assert FCC-Required Antenna Review LengtheningDelays in Installing Positive Train Control$4 Billion Spent to Date to Implement High-Tech Braking SystemWASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2014 – In a new report updating the industry’s progress ... [Published Association of American Railroads - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Rail car shortage felt in the Heartland

SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -A rail car backlog is creating shipping problems for companies as they try to move their product.When the recession was in full swing back in 2009, railroad operators stored hundreds of thousands of rail cars and cut their st ... [Published KFVS12 - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Despite spills, hazardous cargo still rides the rails

The problem has taken on a new urgency since federal regulators warned earlier this year that crude oil from the Bakken region in North Dakota, which is mainly transported by rail, can explode in an accident, like it did near Casselton, N.D. , in December. ... [Published CNBC - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

RFA Testifies on Rail Congestion at STB Hearing

Washington—The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) April 10 testified at a Surface Transportation Board (STB) public hearing in Washington, D.C. explaining that crude oil from the Bakken has reduced the flexibility of the rail system to deal with adverse ... [Published BioFuels Journal - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013

At this time last year, the railroads were proudly calling 2012 their safest year ever as derailments and crossing accidents kept declining. But last year, the number of trespassing deaths rose by 47, or 11 percent, to 476, and the number of deaths in ... [Published Woodland Daily Democrat - Apr 14 2014]

Quotes

"While the soaring volumes of crude oil and ethanol traveling by rail has been good for business, there is a corresponding obligation to protect our communities and our environment" said NTSB Chairman Deborah A P Hersman
...on the Metra board, especially since the project started," said Wes Lujan, Union Pacific's local assistant vice president of public affairs. "We thought it was important to understand the investment that's happened to date."
...the strengths of our diverse franchise in the face of challenging weather conditions," said Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific chief executive officer. "We're proud of the efforts of the men and women of Union Pacific, who worked tirelessly to serve our customers despite these weather challenges and helped us achieve such a solid start to the year."
"We had a grain shipment we were trying to get out about a month ago," said port authority employee Jackie Prater. "I called to get 10 cars and the guy said yeah you and 300 other people. They were behind 300 orders and he said for you to get cars it would be probably over a year."

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AAR reports gains in carload and intermodal vol... [Published Logistics Management - 16 hours ago]
Rear Admiral Ray takes helm of Coast Guard Paci... [Published Daily Shipping News - 18 hours ago]
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]
Train ride meeting details Metra, UP focus on D... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Apr 17 2014]
Court Orders Unmasking of ‘Company Doe’ in Cons... [Published Fair Warning - Apr 17 2014]
Rail delivery system under lots of pressure [Published Ravalli Republic - Apr 17 2014]
FCC actions have slowed pace of PTC implementat... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Apr 17 2014]
For Union Pacific, a strong first quarter [Published Railway Age - Apr 17 2014]
Union Pacific : Reports Record First Quarter [Published 4 Traders - Apr 17 2014]
Rail car shortage felt in the Heartland [Published KFVS12 - Apr 17 2014]
Freight Railroads Assert FCC-Required Antenna R... [Published Association of American Railroads - Apr 17 2014]
Maine's planning 'gap' could be disastrous in Q... [Published Portland Press Herald - Apr 16 2014]
Despite spills, hazardous cargo still rides the... [Published CNBC - Apr 16 2014]
Morning Energy Roundup: Rare earth meetings kic... [Published Casper Star Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
Shipping Oil by Rail: A Modern-Day Problem of S... [Published The Energy Collective - Apr 15 2014]
RFA Testifies on Rail Congestion at STB Hearing [Published BioFuels Journal - Apr 14 2014]
DOT's Foxx Says Lack of Industry Data On Bakken... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - Apr 14 2014]
The Biggest Problem With Forcing Commuter Train... [Published The Atlantic Cities - Apr 14 2014]
Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013 [Published Woodland Daily Democrat - Apr 14 2014]
RFA: Rail system in 'sheer chaos' [Published Farm Week Now - Apr 14 2014]
Operation Lifesaver Releases Public Service Cam... [Published Individual.com - Apr 14 2014]
Railroads Filling Void as Oil Pipeline Falls Short [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
Calls to hike rail tanker-car safety [Published Record Online - Apr 13 2014]
Crude oil boom has tankers rumbling through Hol... [Published STLtoday.com - Apr 12 2014]
Federal Lawsuit Focuses Attention on Safety of ... [Published KSTP - Apr 12 2014]
North American railroads netted traffic gains i... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Apr 11 2014]
Carload and intermodal volumes see gains for we... [Published Logistics Management - Apr 11 2014]
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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 ...
When it trains, it pours: The 10 worst oil-by-r... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Feb 11 2014]
When the State Department issued its long-awaited environmental-impact statement on the Keystone XL project earlier this month, one of its key findings was that if the controversial pipeline weren’t built, oil-laden rail cars would pick up the slack. ...
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CSX Employee Wins Rail Industry's Environmental... [Published Auto & Transportation - Nov 05 2013]
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