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Association of American Railroads America's freight railroads operate the safest, cleanest and most efficient rail system in the world — and at AAR we're committed to keeping it that way.

America's freight railroads operate the safest, cleanest, most efficient and most environmentally sound rail system in the world — and at the Association of American Railroads we're committed to keeping it that way. AAR members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Our membership organization oversees a 140,000-mile rail network and sets ne

America's freight railroads operate the safest, cleanest, most efficient and most environmentally sound rail system in the world — and at the Association of American Railroads we're committed to keeping it that way. AAR members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Our membership organization oversees a 140,000-mile rail network and sets ne

11/09/2021

Railroads are using analytics to solve challenges in new ways. 🤓 Smart sensors across the network and advanced track inspection tech help collect HUGE data 📊 to help rail employees identify and address issues before they arise.

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-rail-big-data

Have you ever wondered how your new flat screen TV got from a foreign factory to a local store in the U.S.? See the #Sup...
11/08/2021
AAR Freight Railroad Supply Chain Explainer Video

Have you ever wondered how your new flat screen TV got from a foreign factory to a local store in the U.S.? See the #SupplyChain steps needed to transport goods from origin — often across an ocean — to destination:

https://youtu.be/OeBtjQ_G99c

Freight railroads are working with customers and other transportation modes to find solutions to the current supply chain disruptions, including increasing f...

🚨 Press Release: "Thanks to the hard work of many, our nation will make the significant, long-overdue investments we nee...
11/06/2021
Railroads Praise House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package - Association of American Railroads

🚨 Press Release: "Thanks to the hard work of many, our nation will make the significant, long-overdue investments we need to modernize our public infrastructure, enhance safety and support future economic growth,” says AAR CEO Ian Jefferies.

https://www.aar.org/news/railroads-praise-house-passage-of-bipartisan-infrastructure-package/

“As we continue to navigate supply chain challenges, the need for the thoughtful funding and policy solutions over the long term that this bipartisan package delivers are even more clear," says AAR CEO Ian Jefferies.

Total carloads for the week ending October 30 were up 4.9% compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly interm...
11/03/2021

Total carloads for the week ending October 30 were up 4.9% compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was down 7.3%. #RailTraffic

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-october-and-the-week-ending-october-30-2021/

Total carloads for the week ending October 30 were up 4.9% compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was down 7.3%. #RailTraffic

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-october-and-the-week-ending-october-30-2021/

Freight railroads are using automated technology to ensure America has the safe, sustainable and cost-effective freight ...
10/28/2021

Freight railroads are using automated technology to ensure America has the safe, sustainable and cost-effective freight network it needs to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. See how:

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-railroads-automated-technologies-scratching-the-surface-of-tomorrows-possibilities/

Freight railroads are using automated technology to ensure America has the safe, sustainable and cost-effective freight network it needs to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. See how:

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-railroads-automated-technologies-scratching-the-surface-of-tomorrows-possibilities/

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10/27/2021

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Transparency is a critical first step in addressing the risks associated with climate change. CN is proud to be among the 14,000+ companies, cities, states and regions that have committed to environmental transparency through CDP in 2021. #DisclosureWorks https://bddy.me/3jA3XuN

10/20/2021

#FRAClasstime: Want to know more about the #SupplyChain? Each year freight railroads move over 1.5 billion tons of goods across the country safely, efficiently, and in an environmentally conscious way.

10/11/2021

#DYK U.S. freight rail moved more intermodal traffic in the first 6 months of 2021 than in any year prior? Listen to AAR CEO Ian Jefferies on Bloomberg's Odd Lots to learn how railroads help keep supply chains moving.

https://bloom.bg/3kTL1s0https://bloom.bg/3kTL1s0

🚨 Tomorrow, 10/7 2pm EST, AAR's AVP of Safety Policy & Analysis Brenda Moscoso will join Eno Center for Transportation t...
10/06/2021
Webinar: Safer Railroading: A Discussion About Targeted Safety Policy

🚨 Tomorrow, 10/7 2pm EST, AAR's AVP of Safety Policy & Analysis Brenda Moscoso will join Eno Center for Transportation to discuss their latest report, which shows railroads are among the safest modes of transportation for workers, riders and the public.

Log on at: https://www.enotrans.org/event/webinar-safer-railroading-a-discussion-about-targeted-safety-policy/

According to Eno’s newest report, railroads are among the safest modes of transportation for workers, riders, and the public. Strong federal standards for railroad track and operations, technological investments like positive train control, and communities’ infrastructure improvements have yield...

You may be seeing news about rail cybersecurity today. Learn the steps the industry has taken over the past 20 years to ...
10/06/2021

You may be seeing news about rail cybersecurity today. Learn the steps the industry has taken over the past 20 years to safeguard the nation’s critical rail network, including working closely with FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Security Administration, and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD):

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-rail-physical-cybersecurity

You may be seeing news about rail cybersecurity today. Learn the steps the industry has taken over the past 20 years to safeguard the nation’s critical rail network, including working closely with FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Security Administration, and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD):

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-rail-physical-cybersecurity

Total carloads for the week ending October 2 were up 4.2% compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermo...
10/06/2021

Total carloads for the week ending October 2 were up 4.2% compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was down 4.4%. #RailTraffic

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-september-and-the-week-ending-october-2-2021/

Total carloads for the week ending October 2 were up 4.2% compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was down 4.4%. #RailTraffic

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-september-and-the-week-ending-october-2-2021/

09/29/2021

H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, includes a full surface transportation reauthorization and makes historic investments in the nation’s water infrastructure, transit, highway, bridges and roads. The House should #PassIIJA now!

09/29/2021

#FreightFact ☝️ Freight railroads invest in state-of-the-art training centers and technology; hold daily employee meetings; and provide continual learning on the job to help keep employees safe. 👨🏾‍🔧👩‍🏭👩‍💼👷‍♂‍👩🏻‍🏫👨‍💼👩‍🌾

https://www.aar.org/issue/freight-rail-employee-safety/

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would modernize the nation’s public infrastructure and empower future economi...
09/28/2021
Railroads Applaud Bipartisan Infrastructure Vote, Urge House to Follow Senate’s Lead - Association of American Railroads

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would modernize the nation’s public infrastructure and empower future economic growth. The freight rail industry encourages the House to #PassIIJA and make long-overdue investments in U.S. infrastructure.

https://www.aar.org/news/railroads-applaud-bipartisan-infrastructure-vote-urge-house-to-follow-senates-lead/

“Throughout this year’s infrastructure conversations, the Senate has remained clear-eyed and committed to building consensus around a package that could help pave the way to future economic growth,” said AAR CEO Ian Jefferies.

DYK that Norfolk Southern Corp is partnering with Waze to alert drivers about nearby rail crossings? Learn more about th...
09/25/2021

DYK that Norfolk Southern Corp is partnering with Waze to alert drivers about nearby rail crossings? Learn more about their successful partnership from last year’s #RailSafetyWeek http://nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/news/norfolk-southern-finding-waze-to-promote-rail-safety-.html Operation Lifesaver Inc.

DYK that Norfolk Southern Corp is partnering with Waze to alert drivers about nearby rail crossings? Learn more about their successful partnership from last year’s #RailSafetyWeek http://nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/news/norfolk-southern-finding-waze-to-promote-rail-safety-.html Operation Lifesaver Inc.

The Association of American Railroads is proud to be part of #RedOutForRailSafety. Let’s #STOPTrackTragedies together th...
09/24/2021

The Association of American Railroads is proud to be part of #RedOutForRailSafety. Let’s #STOPTrackTragedies together this #RailSafetyWeek
Operation Lifesaver Inc.

The Association of American Railroads is proud to be part of #RedOutForRailSafety. Let’s #STOPTrackTragedies together this #RailSafetyWeek
Operation Lifesaver Inc.

DYK railroad tracks are private property? Not only is trespassing dangerous, it’s illegal. Learn more about rail safety ...
09/24/2021

DYK railroad tracks are private property? Not only is trespassing dangerous, it’s illegal. Learn more about rail safety from Canadian National Railway Company and see how you can support #RailSafetyWeek https://www.cn.ca/en/safety/neighbours/rail-safety/ Operation Lifesaver Inc.

DYK railroad tracks are private property? Not only is trespassing dangerous, it’s illegal. Learn more about rail safety from Canadian National Railway Company and see how you can support #RailSafetyWeek https://www.cn.ca/en/safety/neighbours/rail-safety/ Operation Lifesaver Inc.

In 2014, CSX started partnering with Baltimore-based nonprofit organization Wide Angle Media to help local youth develop...
09/23/2021

In 2014, CSX started partnering with Baltimore-based nonprofit organization Wide Angle Media to help local youth develop rail safety media campaigns that encourage their peers to stay safe near railroad tracks.

https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/community-investment/public-safety/youth-safety-outreach/ #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

In 2014, CSX started partnering with Baltimore-based nonprofit organization Wide Angle Media to help local youth develop rail safety media campaigns that encourage their peers to stay safe near railroad tracks.

https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/community-investment/public-safety/youth-safety-outreach/ #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

There are more than 200,000 grade crossings in the United States. Learn how the Section 130 program, which provides fund...
09/23/2021

There are more than 200,000 grade crossings in the United States. Learn how the Section 130 program, which provides funds to eliminate hazards at grade crossings, has helped prevent thousands of accidents and fatalities. #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-rail-section-130-grade-crossing/

There are more than 200,000 grade crossings in the United States. Learn how the Section 130 program, which provides funds to eliminate hazards at grade crossings, has helped prevent thousands of accidents and fatalities. #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-rail-section-130-grade-crossing/

Every 3 hours someone is hit by a train in the U.S. The majority of these tragedies are due to drivers going around gate...
09/22/2021
See Tracks? Think Train! "Can" Spot

Every 3 hours someone is hit by a train in the U.S. The majority of these tragedies are due to drivers going around gates or pedestrians using tracks as a shortcut. Remember to always #SeeTracksThinkTrain! Help stop #StopTrackTragedies #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://youtu.be/mjJStsKq_GI

When a train hits your car, it's like your car running over a can of soda - it's no contest!

Canadian Pacific encourages safe behavior for kids around tracks and trains. Share their digital game with a little one ...
09/22/2021

Canadian Pacific encourages safe behavior for kids around tracks and trains. Share their digital game with a little one today and they can receive a printable CP RailSense Conductor badge! #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://cprailsense.ca/

Canadian Pacific encourages safe behavior for kids around tracks and trains. Share their digital game with a little one today and they can receive a printable CP RailSense Conductor badge! #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://cprailsense.ca/

UP CARES from Union Pacific Railroad helps reduce train accidents and #StopTrackTragedies through rail safety education ...
09/20/2021

UP CARES from Union Pacific Railroad helps reduce train accidents and #StopTrackTragedies through rail safety education and law enforcement partnerships. https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/safety/up-cares/index.htm #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

UP CARES from Union Pacific Railroad helps reduce train accidents and #StopTrackTragedies through rail safety education and law enforcement partnerships. https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/safety/up-cares/index.htm #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

For railroads, every week is #RailSafetyWeek. From providing educational toolkits to teachers to meeting with community ...
09/20/2021

For railroads, every week is #RailSafetyWeek. From providing educational toolkits to teachers to meeting with community leaders and law enforcement, see how railroads help #StopTrackTragedies on or near railroad tracks year-round. Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://www.aar.org/article/every-week-is-rail-safety-week-for-freight-railroads/

For railroads, every week is #RailSafetyWeek. From providing educational toolkits to teachers to meeting with community leaders and law enforcement, see how railroads help #StopTrackTragedies on or near railroad tracks year-round. Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://www.aar.org/article/every-week-is-rail-safety-week-for-freight-railroads/

“Our safety-enhancing efforts include community education and awareness, train crew education and testing, new safety te...
09/18/2021

“Our safety-enhancing efforts include community education and awareness, train crew education and testing, new safety technology and crossing closures. Since 2000, we have closed more than 6,200 grade crossings.” - BNSF Railway #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

http://www.bnsf.com/about-bnsf/bnsf-review/2020/safety.html

“Our safety-enhancing efforts include community education and awareness, train crew education and testing, new safety technology and crossing closures. Since 2000, we have closed more than 6,200 grade crossings.” - BNSF Railway #RailSafetyWeek Operation Lifesaver Inc.

http://www.bnsf.com/about-bnsf/bnsf-review/2020/safety.html

09/17/2021

BNSF Railway is donating $35,000 to The Almanor Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund to help those affected by the Dixie Fire. The foundation supports communities in the Almanor Basin in northeast California with resources needed for growth and building a rewarding quality of life. For more information about the wildfire relief fund, visit https://almanorfoundation.com/wildfire-relief-fund.

#DixieFire

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America’s freight railroads operate the safest, most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sound freight transportation system in the world — and the Association of American Railroads works every day to keep it that way.

Founded in 1934, AAR is the world’s leading railroad policy, research, standard setting and technology organization that focuses on the safety and productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry. AAR Full members include the seven major Class I freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. AAR Railroad Affiliate and Associate members include non-Class I and commuter railroads, rail supply companies, engineering firms, signal and communications firms and railcar owners.

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