Association of American Railroads

Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Most Railroads Nearing Positive Train Control Implementation

Norfolk Southern train A Norfolk Southern train. Congress directed railroads to fully implement PTC systems by Dec. 31, a two-year extension of an initial deadline. (Norfolk Southern Corp.)

Positive train control technology is either in advanced field testing or operational on 98% of the required route miles mandated by Congress, according to an assessment.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Amtrak Blames Freight Trains for Passenger Delays Getting Worse

Amtrak train An Amtrak passenger train emerges from the North River Tunnels, coming from beneath the Hudson River to North Bergen, N.J. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News)

Amtrak's "on-time performance" for its increasingly popular passenger trains is sliding to new lows, and it says that slow-moving freight trains that use the same tracks are to blame.

Bill Laitner | Detroit Free Press
February 24, 2020
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Rail Traffic Drops in February Due to Problems at West Coast Ports

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Intermodal rail traffic declined 6.5% in February from the same month last year as problems at West Coast ports and bad weather impacted traffic, the Association of American Railroads said.

March 4, 2015
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Rail Traffic Declines for Second Consecutive Week

U.S. rail intermodal traffic fell for the second straight week, declining 0.1% in the week ended Feb. 14 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.

February 19, 2015