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Association of American Railroads America's freight railroads operate the safest, cleanest and most efficient rail system in the world

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Insight: Voices from the Industry
11/15/2022
Insight: Voices from the Industry

Insight: Voices from the Industry

CN Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Rob Reilly, offers an industry voice of support for MxV Rail's recent facility transformation and co...

The world's leading talent for rail research, consulting, training and testing.
11/07/2022
The world's leading talent for rail research, consulting, training and testing.

The world's leading talent for rail research, consulting, training and testing.

MxV Rail is the world’s premier rail advisory because we have the expertise to keep our industry moving forward. Toward safer equipment and people. More transformative technology. Toward more efficient operations and fewer emissions. We are driven to keep our industry, our clients, and the best id...

The world's leading talent for rail research, consulting, training and testing.
11/07/2022
The world's leading talent for rail research, consulting, training and testing.

The world's leading talent for rail research, consulting, training and testing.

MxV Rail is the world’s premier rail advisory because we have the expertise to keep our industry moving forward. Toward safer equipment and people. More transformative technology. Toward more efficient operations and fewer emissions. We are driven to keep our industry, our clients, and the best id...

Today, the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) broke ground on two projects in t...
10/25/2022

Today, the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) broke ground on two projects in the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project. These projects will fix half of the largest rail chokepoint in Chicago, improving safety and convenience for community members.

 may have come to an end, but freight railroads won't rest until we . Every week is rail safety week for freight rail.ht...
09/25/2022
2022 Wrap Up

may have come to an end, but freight railroads won't rest until we . Every week is rail safety week for freight rail.

https://twitter.com/i/events/1573376711865114624

95% of rail-related deaths involve drivers going through grade crossings or a person on the tracks — and with safe driver and pedestrian behavior, most of these are preventable. The freight rail industry will not rest until we .

Every 3 hours someone is hit by a train in the U.S. Most of these tragedies are due to drivers going around gates or ped...
09/22/2022
See Tracks? Think Train! "Can" :30 VPSA

Every 3 hours someone is hit by a train in the U.S. Most of these tragedies are due to drivers going around gates or pedestrians using tracks as a shortcut. Remember to always ! Help stop Operation Lifesaver Inc. https://vimeo.com/129481907

This little can tells the story of why drivers must use caution when approaching railroad crossings.

Filming on train tracks is dangerous and illegal; it can take a train over a mile to stop. Your selfie isn’t worth your ...
09/21/2022

Filming on train tracks is dangerous and illegal; it can take a train over a mile to stop. Your selfie isn’t worth your life. Help us by staying off the tracks. Operation Lifesaver Inc.

09/21/2022

what to do if your car stalls or gets stuck on the tracks?
- Get out of your car.
- Locate the blue and white emergency notification sign.
- Call the number for help.

Railroads are always working to make grade crossings safer. That's why in 2018, MTA LIRR partnered with Waze to alert dr...
09/20/2022
Long Island Rail Road & Waze: Partnering to Make Grade Crossings Safer - Association of American Railroads

Railroads are always working to make grade crossings safer. That's why in 2018, MTA LIRR partnered with Waze to alert drivers using the app to nearby grade crossings. https://www.aar.org/article/long-island-rail-road-and-waze-partnering-to-make-grade-crossings-safer/

Long Island Rail Road tackled the issue of grade crossing safety head on, partnering with Waze to create a trailblazing solution.

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act will help eliminate grade crossings. Use GoRail’s 6 question survey ...
09/19/2022

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act will help eliminate grade crossings. Use GoRail’s 6 question survey to see if your community may be eligible for funding: https://gorail.org/rail-grant-news

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08/24/2022

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08/23/2022

Just about everything that is used to build a home can ship by rail. One rail car can move enough lumber to build six or seven homes or enough shingles to roof about 34 homes.

(Many of the things inside that home, like furniture, appliances and electronics, move by train too.)

08/08/2022

We are deeply saddened by the devastating loss caused by the Eastern Kentucky floods. Some of our team members and their families were affected by this terrible disaster. We have received numerous inquiries about how to help our colleagues and their communities; therefore, we have set up a page where people can make donations. The company has ensured that our colleagues’ basic needs are met, and further efforts are currently taking place to assist them and their communities.

To donate to our employees and their communities, please click on the link below. Your concern and contributions are greatly appreciated.

https://rj-corman-employee-disaster-relief.snwbll.com/kentucky-flood-employee-disaster-relief

08/03/2022

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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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Total carloads for the week ending October 1 were 234,420 carloads, down 3.1% compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 261,448 containers and trailers, down 4.6% compared to 2021.

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-september-and-the-week-ending-october-1-2022/
Total carloads for the week ending September 24 were 231,258 carloads, down 3.2% compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 257,853 containers and trailers, down 5.4% compared to 2021.

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-the-week-ending-september-24-2022/
may have come to an end, but freight railroads won't rest until we . Every week is rail safety week for freight rail.

https://twitter.com/i/events/1573376711865114624
As comes to an end, we hope you will play your part to . Spread the word: https://www.seetracksthinktrain.org/ Operation Lifesaver Inc.
DYK railroad tracks are private property? See how railroads are working with state, local and federal officials and safety orgs. to keep the public safe. Operation Lifesaver Inc. https://www.aar.org/issue/freight-rail-pedestrian-driver-safety
Every 3 hours someone is hit by a train in the U.S. Most of these tragedies are due to drivers going around gates or pedestrians using tracks as a shortcut. Remember to always ! Help stop Operation Lifesaver Inc. https://vimeo.com/129481907
95% of rail-related deaths involve drivers going through grade crossings or a person on the tracks. See how the Section 130 Program has helped prevent thousands of accidents and fatalities since 1987. Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://www.aar.org/article/freight-rail-section-130-grade-crossing/
Filming on train tracks is dangerous and illegal; it can take a train over a mile to stop. Your selfie isn’t worth your life. Help us by staying off the tracks. Operation Lifesaver Inc.
Total carloads for the week ending September 17 were 239,528 carloads, up 2% compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 251,126 containers and trailers, down 7.3% compared to 2021.

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-the-week-ending-september-17-2022/
what to do if your car stalls or gets stuck on the tracks?
- Get out of your car.
- Locate the blue and white emergency notification sign.
- Call the number for help.

Railroads are always working to make grade crossings safer. That's why in 2018, MTA LIRR partnered with Waze to alert drivers using the app to nearby grade crossings. https://www.aar.org/article/long-island-rail-road-and-waze-partnering-to-make-grade-crossings-safer/
It’s ! Take Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s pledge to help raise awareness and https://oli.org/pledge/adults Always remember:
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act will help eliminate grade crossings. Use GoRail’s 6 question survey to see if your community may be eligible for funding: https://gorail.org/rail-grant-news
For railroads, every week is . From providing educational toolkits to teachers to meeting with community leaders and law enforcement, see how railroads help on or near railroad tracks year-round. Operation Lifesaver Inc.

https://www.aar.org/article/every-week-is-rail-safety-week-for-freight-railroads/
Total carloads for the week ending September 10 were 223,384 carloads, down 0.2% compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 240,877 containers and trailers, down 1.7% compared to 2021.

https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-the-week-ending-september-10-2022/
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