U.S. rail traffic numbers continued to tell a familiar story in Week No. 38: Carloads were down, while intermodal volumes were up, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). For the week ending Sept. 26, U.S. railroads logged 285,856 carloads, down 5.4 percent, and 280,844 containers and trailers, up 2.1 percent, compared with the … [Read More...]

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's leadership yesterday introduced a bipartisan bill that would extend the deadline for railroads to implement positive train control (PTC) technology through the end of 2018. The bill would extend the deadline for three years, but also allow an additional two years at the discretion of the … [Read More...]

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three groups will receive $5.9 million in federal grants to train first responders to handle railroad incidents involving crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids. The U.S. Transportation Department announced the grants Monday. Concerns have been growing about these shipments because the number has surged, and there … [Read More...]