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AAR: Rail traffic volumes hold steady through most recent week

(Source: Railway Age, May 26, 2021) NEW YORK — For the week ending May 22, 2021, total U.S. rail traffic was 528,774 carloads and intermodal units, similar to the previous four weeks and up 23.4% from the same point in 2020, according to an Association of American Railroads’ May 26 report. Full story: Railway Age Thursday,…

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AAR reports rail traffic for week ending May 15, 2021

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, May 15, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 15, 2021. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 533,872 carloads and intermodal units, up 28.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Total…

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Analysis: GOP transportation committee leaders unveil infrastructure plan, which has almost no rail content

(Source: Railway Age column by David Peter Alan, May 20, 2021) NEW YORK — Congressional Republicans have presented their own infrastructure proposal in response to the $1.9 trillion bill supported by Congressional Democrats and the Biden-Harris Administration. Their bill, sponsored by Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, and…

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Wall Street Journal: KCS expected to terminate CP deal

(Source: Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2021) NEW YORK — Kansas City Southern is expected to ditch its merger agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. in favor of a competing proposal from Canadian National Railway Co., according to people familiar with the matter, a dramatic turn with big implications for the shape of the U.S.…

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DeFazio, Payne ask GAO to examine PSR’s impacts

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/18/2021) U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Chairman Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) are seeking a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of the impacts that precision scheduled railroading (PSR) is having on workers, safety, freight shippers, passenger railroads and the long-term…

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