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Rail News - AAR, GoRail present Railroad Achievement Award to ...
Progressive Rail Roading
Railroad industry news about: Association of American Railroads, AAR, GoRail, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Railroad Achievement Award. From the editors of ...

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Aggregate, minerals lead weekly AAR carloads
RailwayAge Magazine
Six of 10 carload commodity groups tracked by AAR posted an increase on-year including nonmetallic minerals, 9.7%; coal, 3.4%, and chemicals, 6.5%. Commodities posting decreases included grain, 13.6%; motor vehicles and parts, 6.9%, and petroleum ...


Logistics Management

AAR reports intermodal and carload volumes are up for week ...
Logistics Management
Both United States Carload and intermodal volumes saw annual gains for the week ending August 5, according to data issued by the Association of American ...

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AllGov

Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration: Who Is Ronald Batory?
AllGov
The White House announced on July 11, 2017, that President Donald Trump has nominated Ronald L. Batory, recently retired president of Conrail, as the next head of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). ... on the board of directors of the ...


AAR reports mixed volumes for carload and intermodal in July ...
Logistics Management
Carloads dipped 0.6%, or 6079 carloads, annually to 1019239, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 5.6%, or 55997 units, to 1058354.

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AAR recognizes Road & Rail Services
RailwayAge Magazine
The Association of American Railroads recently awarded Road & Rail Services Inc. a top Automotive Quality Excellence Award for its efforts at the Talladega, Ala., facility, marking the third time the company has earned this award. Road & Rail was ...


Progressive Rail Roading

Rail News - AAR calls on STB to withdraw proposed new regs. For ...
Progressive Rail Roading
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Hamberger yesterday testified before the Surface Transportation ...
AAR's Hamberger calls on STB to promote, defend Staggers ActAmerican Shipper (subscription)

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WIFR

City seeks answers on state promised funding for AAR project
WIFR
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Rockford City Council is demanding answers on the missing $15 million in funding for the AAR airplane maintenance hangar project. The Rockford City Council wants its three city-appointed representatives on the airport board ...


CBS News

Feds scrapping sleep apnea testing plan for truckers, train engineers
CBS News
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that's been blamed for deadly rail crashes ...
Feds Won't Seek Sleep Apnea Tests for Train, Truck OperatorsNBC Bay Area
Regulators Pull Plan To Test Truckers, Train Operators For Sleep ApneaWMFE
FRA, FMCSA withdraw proposed sleep apnea ruleRailwayAge Magazine
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UPI.com

AAR receives 15-year contract for landing gear maintenance
UPI.com
9 (UPI) -- AAR has received a $909 million contract for the Landing Gear Performance-Based Logistics One program for C-130, KC-135 and E-3 landing gear parts, the company announced on Monday. The contract will run over 15 years and involves ...
AAR receives 15-year contract for landing gear maintenance ...Newsline

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