Category: AAR

Railroads should have seat at the autonomous vehicle table, AAR says

The Association of American Railroads today called on the federal government to “include our industry” in the national conversation over the future of autonomous vehicles, saying the Department of Transportation’s efforts to develop policies governing the safety of AVs should be extended to the rails. In comments filed in response to the DOTs request for […]

Railroads to Congress: Industry depends on international trade

On Tuesday, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) sent a letter to leaders of the Congressional committees with trade jurisdiction. The letter urges them to consider the effect of renegotiating NAFTA on the railroad industry. AAR President Ed Hamberger wrote, “approximately 50,000 rail jobs and more than $5.5 billion in annual wages and benefits…depend directly […]

AAR Petitions FRA to Increase Off-Air Time to 24 Hours

The Association of American Railroads (AAR), on behalf of itself and its member railroads, recently petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from Federal railroad safety regulations which require brake tests to be performed on a train when it has been off-air for four hours. AAR specifically requests that the four-hour […]

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