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Posts Tagged ‘AAR’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, American Association of Railroads (AAR)

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Edward Hamberger on The Infra Blog

“There is an incredible need to educate. One of the big frustrations in our freight rail industry is that people do not appreciate the importance of freight and don’t realize that we are—along with the trucking industry and along with the barge and towing industry—critical to the nation’s economy. People just seem to think about freight railroads when they’re sitting, watching it go by, and being frustrated that the gate is down at a grade crossing. It is, from a public policy standpoint, critical that Congress and the Administration will recognize the importance of freight.”

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Freight Railroads & International Trade

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Freight Rail and International Trade

Globalization has harmed some U.S. workers, and policymakers should work to ameliorate that harm. However, shrinking from America’s central role in international trade would significantly weaken our nation’s economy, our standard of living and our quality of life. Policymakers must not deprive Americans of the tremendous advantages and opportunities brought about by engaging fully in the global economy.

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The Economic Impacts of Railroads

Friday, June 17th, 2016
Freight Rail

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS
This report, the second in the Association of American Railroads’ State of the Industry series, for the first time ever, shares data that begin to quantify the freight railroad sector’s economic and fiscal impact. The findings underscore the fact that freight railroads trigger a powerful economic ripple effect across a myriad of U.S. industries.

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Reactions to the ASCE 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

 Transportation for America’s Director James Corless: “Our country’s association of civil engineers continues to do the yeoman’s work of sounding the alarm on our country’s infrastructure — the roads, rails and waterways that we depend on to move our goods from place to place and get us where we need to go each day. But […]

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Rail Time Indicators: Trends Shaping Demand for Rail Transportation

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
Average Weekly U.S. Carloads

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS
The AAR traffic report details rail carloadings by railroad for 19 different major commodity categories, as well as intermodal units (truck trailers and shipping containers). Railroads reporting to the AAR collectively account for around 95% of total U.S. and Canadian freight traffic…rail traffic is a useful gauge of broader economic activity, especially of the “tangible” economy.

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Get Monthly Rail Traffic Updates Anywhere

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
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According to the Association of American Railroads, freight rail traffic is a good indicator of the status of the economy both in the U.S. and abroad. So, to see if we really are on the road to economic recovery, check out AAR’s new traffic report widget. This tool can be placed on any blog or web site and automatically updates every month with new statistics. Visit AAR to get instructions for using this tool.

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