Posts Tagged ‘Intermodal/Rail’

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 16, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 16, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 523,915 carloads and intermodal units, down 3 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending February 16 were 250,236 carloads, down 3.9 […]

FRA report: All railroads met statutory PTC requirements by 2018’s end

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) late last week released a status update regarding railroads’ self-reported progress toward implementing positive train control (PTC) by 2018’s end. All 41 railroads either met the end-of-2018 statutory deadline for full implementation or submitted requests for an extension up to two additional years by demonstrating they met or exceeded certain criteria for an alternative schedule, […]

Railroads look to PTC to shake out more capacity

For the last 10 years, freight railroads and their regulators have emphasized the safety benefits of Positive Train Control (PTC). But with the technology getting closer to being up and running on every freight track mile required by federal mandate, the nation’s big railroads are starting to consider how PTC may help them make better […]

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 9, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 9, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,779 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.1 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending February 9 were 242,266 carloads, down 3.3 […]

Class I’s continue to gain traffic boost from logistics units

Class I’s grew their carloads and intermodal loads in 2018 on a year-over-year basis. Their traffic-building efforts helped U.S. intermodal volume set an annual record for the fifth time in the past six years. The large roads marked a key volume assist from their logistics services, which run the gamut from transloading to warehousing to […]

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 2, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 2, 2019, as well as volumes for January 2019. U.S. railroads originated 1,238,487 carloads in January 2019, up 1.7 percent, or 21,054 carloads, from January 2018. U.S. railroads also originated 1,316,168 containers and trailers in January 2019, up 0.5 […]

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending January 26, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 26, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 522,026 carloads and intermodal units, down 4 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending January 26 were 248,937 carloads, down 4.7 […]

AAPA: $4 billion needed to protect ports, supply chain security

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has identified nearly $4 billion in “crucial” port and supply chain security needs over the next decade, according to a new report. In the fourth edition of its “The State of Freight” report, the AAPA recommends refocusing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Port Security Grant Program to “better meet the security infrastructure needs […]

Challenges mount for US intermodal rail

As a new year for US transportation begins, the question of what’s to come inevitably comes to the fore. For intermodal, 2018 was a good year, the best in some time. But it also was a year of missed opportunities. Rather than a springboard for future gains, the industry’s performance may have created new challenges that will […]