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AAR reports rail traffic for week ending July 17, 2021

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, July 21, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 17, 2021. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 513,255 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.6 percent compared with the same week last year. Total…

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Union Pacific profit jumps 59% as volume grows 22%

(Source: Associated Press, July 22, 2021) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s second-quarter profit jumped 59% as the railroad hauled 22% more cargo than a year ago when shipments fell to the lowest levels of the coronavirus pandemic. The reported Thursday that quarterly net income was $1.8 billion, or $2.72 per share. That’s up from $1.13…

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Multi-faceted Coalition to Campaign for Federal High-Speed Rail Investment

IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contacts:Ezra Silk (USHSRC) 860.916.8964Brian Berg (MKC) 312.282.8260 U.S. HIGH SPEED RAIL COALITION Multi-faceted Coalition to Campaign for Federal High-Speed Rail Investment Groups driven by high-speed rail’s sweeping economic and climate benefits Washington, D.C., (July 15, 2021) —A broad coalition of public interest, labor, environmental and business groups announced today that it has launched…

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