Archive for February 2019

U.S. rail traffic down a bit in Week 8

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/28/2019) A dip in intermodal volume led to a 1.1 percent decline in total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 23 compared with the same week a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. U.S railroads moved 522,630 carloads and intermodal units during the week. Of that, carload volume…

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Rail groups ask Congress to oppose lifting truck weight, size limits

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/27/2019) The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) joined other organizations earlier this week in asking Congress to oppose legislative language that would increase maximum truck size or weight limits on federal highways. In a Feb. 25 letter, the organizations also called on lawmakers to oppose legislative language…

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BNSF slates $175 million for capex projects in Washington

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/25/2019) BNSF Railway Co. has budgeted $175 million in capital expenditures this year for infrastructure work in the state of Washington, the Class I announced late last week. Much of BNSF’s 2019 capital plan in the state will focus on replacing and upgrading rail, ties and ballast, company officials said in a press…

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