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Archive for October 4, 2019

AAR reports rail traffic down in September and for week ending September 28, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, October 2, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 28, 2019, as well as volumes for September 2019. U.S. railroads originated 992,542 carloads in September 2019, down 7 percent, or 74,172 carloads, from September 2018. U.S.…

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SMART TD ready to respond as carriers once again attack crew consist

(Source: Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers—Transportation Division (SMART TD) press release, October 3, 2019) NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — Today, the nation’s Class I rail carriers, along with a few other railroads, filed suit in federal district court in the Northern District of Texas in an attempt to undermine our collective bargaining agreements as well…

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