Association of American Railroads

Association of American Railroads

08 Feb 2017
The US Surface Transportation Board, the top rail regulatory agency, proposed a new rule in July that would permit so-called reciprocal switching. Now, however, the proposed rule might be derailed even before it leaves the station.
17 Nov 2016
The Association of American Railroads wants the White House to freeze pending proposals at the Surface Transportation Board, including a proposed rule backed by rail shipper groups.
07 Jan 2015
A fast-growing intermodal operator, ASF opened its 11th terminal, a drayage facility, as it looks to capture more Southeastern U.S. freight.
06 Oct 2014
A new survey of U.S. shippers suggests poor U.S.
U.S. intermodal market share of the NAFTA market dropped from 79.5 percent in the January-to-September period in 2013 to 79.2 percent in the same period in 2014.
02 Oct 2014
Canadian intermodal volume growth continues to outpace U.S. intermodal traffic gains, potentially reflecting shippers’ diverting of shipments to western Canadian ports to avoid potential U.S. West Coast labor disruptions.
26 Sep 2014
This week’s intermodal volume was a record high for U.S. railroads, breaking the previous record set the week before, according to the Association of American Railroads, again signaling that the peak season is revving up for intermodal shippers as the ocean peak subsides.
Railroad tracks
18 Sep 2014
A Senate committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would push the U.S. rail regulatory agency to more quickly address major issues between railroads and some carload shippers, but its prospects for passage are unclear
11 Sep 2014
A U.S. refrigerated rail transport provider’s decision to suspend service, citing poor rail performance by BNSF Railway, has given a prominent senator ammunition to criticize poor rail service.
10 Sep 2014
U.S. railroads came under heavy criticism at a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday following months of delays tied to the recent harsh winter and improving economy which has impacted grain and intermodal shippers
06 Sep 2014
Persistent U.S. rail delays could give a boost to an annual push by rail critic Sen. Jay Rockefeller to strengthen the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. rail regulatory agency.
Intermodal volume on U.S. railroads is up 5.7 percent year-over-year in the first 35 weeks of 2014.
05 Sep 2014
The scope of U.S. shippers’ diversion of cargo through western Canadian ports can be seen in August intermodal statistics...
Intermodal traffic on North American railroads is up 6.0 percent so far this year.
25 Jul 2014
Total rail traffic on North American railroads broke the 11-million-carload mark this week, posting year-to-date gains of 3 percent compared with 2013.
Intermodal volume on U.S. railroads is up 5.8 percent year-over-year in the first 24 weeks of 2014.
19 Jun 2014
The volume of intermodal units traveling on U.S. railroads last week was the highest ever seen, the Association of American Railroads reports.
North American intermodal traffic is up 5.3 percent so far this year on reporting railroads. Source: AAR.
23 May 2014
The volumes of both carloads and intermodal units on railroads in North America continued their upward trend in mid-May, according to the Association of American Railroads.
25 Mar 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. rail industry and the nation’s largest shipper group today presented to the Surface Transportation Board widely disparate scenarios about what would happen if the rail regulatory agency mandated reciprocal switching for certain railroad customers.
North American rail volumes through September 28, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
04 Oct 2013
North American intermodal volume for the week ending Sept. 28 was up 3.4 percent year-over-year, according to the Association of American Railroads. This marked three months of increases, with the most recent week of decline being June 29.
Union Pacific train.
18 Sep 2013
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report on the implementation of positive train control systems, which recommended that Congress...
U.S. rail volumes through September 7, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
12 Sep 2013
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Sept. 7 climbed 6.7 percent year-over-year, according to the Association of American Railroads. This was the tenth straight yearly increase, and the steepest incline since the week of March 2.
North American rail volumes through August 17, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
22 Aug 2013
North American intermodal volume for the week ending Aug. 17 increased 3.6 percent year-over-year, according to the Association of American Railroads. This was the seventh straight yearly increase, and volume reached its highest level in 46 weeks.
U.S. rail volumes through August 10, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
16 Aug 2013
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Aug. 10 saw a 6.1 percent increase year-over-year , according to the Association of American Railroads. In two weeks, the growth has accelerated by almost 4 percentage points from 2.4 percent growth in the week of July 27.
Genesee & Wyoming traffic. Source: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
13 Aug 2013
Genesee & Wyoming, a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, saw more positive results in July, with its traffic increasing month-to-month, year-over-year, and pro forma from volume before the Rail America acquisition. Its 2013 numbers, when compared to 2012, show extremely large increases because of its acquisition of RailAmerica. However, July 2013’s volume still was higher than the combined total of G&W and RailAmerica’s separate numbers for July 2012 by 8.8 percent.
U.S. rail volumes through Aug. 3. Source: Association of American Railroads.
09 Aug 2013
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Aug. 3 grew roughly 5 percent year-over-year, its fifth consecutive week of increases, totaling 255,024 trailers and containers...
U.S. rail volumes through July 27, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
01 Aug 2013
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending July 27 grew year-over-year for the fourth consecutive week, totaling 256,379 trailers and containers, according to the Association of American Railroads. The last streak of growth in this lane lasted 12 weeks, prior to a decline in the week of June 29.
North American rail volumes through July 20, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
26 Jul 2013
North American intermodal volume for the week ending July 20 grew year-over-year for the third consecutive week, totaling 320,488 trailers and containers, the highest weekly volume since Sept. 29, 2012, according to the Association of American Railroads.
U.S. rail volumes through July 13, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
18 Jul 2013
U.S. intermodal volume increased 1 percent year-over-year for the second straight week in the week ending July 13, according to the Association of American Railroads.
North American rail volumes through July 6, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
11 Jul 2013
North American intermodal volume increased 1.8 percent year-over-year in the week ending July 6, after breaking the recent upward trend and falling 1.4 percent last week, according to the Association of American Railroads. Prior to last week, North American intermodal volume had been up for 12 weeks straight.
11 Jul 2013
As U.S. crude oil production outpaces pipeline capacity, the U.S. is depending more on railroads to move crude oil to refineries and storage centers...
North American rail volumes through June 29, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
08 Jul 2013
North American intermodal volume fell 1.4 percent year-over-year in the week ending June 29, according to the Association of American Railroads.
02 Jul 2013
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today unanimously ruled that Congress improperly delegated power to Amtrak when it allowed when it allowed the private corporation to fine Class I carriers for causing delays in its passenger service, Bloomberg reports.
Mexican rail volumes through June 22, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
27 Jun 2013
Mexican intermodal volume declined year-over-year for a second week in the week ending June 22, according to the Association of American Railroads. North American intermodal volume overall continued to climb.
North American rail volumes through June 15, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
20 Jun 2013
North American carload and intermodal volume saw moderate year-over-year increases in the week ending June 15, according to the Association of American Railroads. North American intermodal volume hit its highest level since October 2012.
Canadian rail volumes through June 8, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
13 Jun 2013
Canadian intermodal volume fell 3.3 percent year-over-year in the week ending June 8, following 10 weeks of increases, according to the Association of American Railroads. The two most recent previous weeks showed 20 and 30 percent jumps. Volume also inched down 0.4 percent from the week before to 53,745 trailers and containers.
Mexican rail volumes through June1, 2013. Source: Association of American Railroads
06 Jun 2013
Mexican intermodal volume rose 5.3 percent year-over-year in the week ending June 1, following six weeks of declines, according to the Association of American Railroads.
03 Jun 2013
The National Industrial Transportation League has proposed a change to rules governing U.S. railroad that, if promulgated by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, would establish new standards by which shippers who are served by a single Class I carrier could qualify for competitive switching of their freight to a second carrier if certain criteria are met.
31 May 2013
Shippers reluctant to jump into intermodal rail transport have a major incentive to test the waters: relatively low intermodal rates with few signs on the horizon for aggressive hikes.