PortMiami Tunnel Open

The new PortMiami Tunnel opened Monday May 19th after a dedication ceremony. Construction of the tunnel has taken four years. The tunnel was constructed to reduce the heavy traffic in the Central Business District of Miami caused by trucks, cruise line buses and private cars. Port Miami is one of the largest container ports in Florida and of the 16,000 vehicles that travel to and from it, 28 percent of it is truck traffic. Currently the existing routes to and from the port restrict its ability to grow and drives up costs for port users. With the opening of the tunnel that will provide a direct connection to and from the port to highways via Watson Island to I-395 the hope is the port will now be able to expand.PortMiami Tunnel Map

Additional Information: http://www.portofmiamitunnel.com/home/

PortMiami Tunnel Open

The new PortMiami Tunnel opened Monday May 19th after a dedication ceremony. Construction of the tunnel has taken four years. The tunnel was constructed to reduce the heavy traffic in the Central Business District of Miami caused by trucks, cruise line buses and private cars. Port Miami is one of the largest container ports in Florida and of the 16,000 vehicles that travel to and from it, 28 percent of it is truck traffic. Currently the existing routes to and from the port restrict its ability to grow and drives up costs for port users. With the opening of the tunnel that will provide a direct connection to and from the port to highways via Watson Island to I-395 the hope is the port will now be able to expand.PortMiami Tunnel Map

Additional Information: http://www.portofmiamitunnel.com/home/

Rail Traffic Increases

For the week ending April 26, 2014 the AAR reported that carload volume was up 9.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and intermodal volume was up 6.7 percent in the Weekly Rail Traffic report.  Total U.S. rail volume for the week was up 8.2 percent compared to the same week in 2013.

Rail 2014 W17

U.S. carload volume for the first 17 weeks of 2014 was up 2.3 percent compared with the same point last year, and intermodal volume was up 5.1 percent.  For the first 17 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail volume was up 3.6 percent from the same point last year. Read More

Rail Traffic Increases

For the week ending April 26, 2014 the AAR reported that carload volume was up 9.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and intermodal volume was up 6.7 percent in the Weekly Rail Traffic report.  Total U.S. rail volume for the week was up 8.2 percent compared to the same week in 2013.

Rail 2014 W17

U.S. carload volume for the first 17 weeks of 2014 was up 2.3 percent compared with the same point last year, and intermodal volume was up 5.1 percent.  For the first 17 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail volume was up 3.6 percent from the same point last year. Read More

U.S. Rail Volume Up

The AAR reported that both carload and intermodal volume were up for week ending April 12, 2014 in the Weekly Rail Traffic report.  Carload volume was up 7.2 percent compared with the same week last year, and intermodal volume was up 9.3 percent.  Total U.S. rail volume for the week was up 8.2 percent compared with the same week in 2013.

Rail 2014 W15

U.S. carload volume for the first 15 weeks of 2014 was up 1.6 percent compared with the same point last year, and intermodal volume was up 4.8 percent.  For the first 15 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail volume was up 3.1 percent from the same point in 2013. Read More

U.S. Rail Volume Up

The AAR reported that both carload and intermodal volume were up for week ending April 12, 2014 in the Weekly Rail Traffic report.  Carload volume was up 7.2 percent compared with the same week last year, and intermodal volume was up 9.3 percent.  Total U.S. rail volume for the week was up 8.2 percent compared with the same week in 2013.

Rail 2014 W15

U.S. carload volume for the first 15 weeks of 2014 was up 1.6 percent compared with the same point last year, and intermodal volume was up 4.8 percent.  For the first 15 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail volume was up 3.1 percent from the same point in 2013. Read More

Increase in Rail Traffic

For the week ending March 15, 2014 U.S. carload volume was up 3.1 percent, and intermodal volume was up 11.9 percent compared with the same week last year according to the Weekly Rail Traffic Summary released by the AAR.  Total U.S. rail volume for the week was up 7 percent compared with the same week in 2013.  For the first 11 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail volume was up 1.1 percent compared with the same point last year.

Canadian carload volume for the week ending March 15th was down 8 percent compared with the same week last year, while intermodal volume was up 4.9 percent.  For the first 11 weeks of 2014 Canadian carload volume was down 8.2 percent, and intermodal volume was down 0.5 percent from the same point last year.

Rail 2014 W11

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Increase in Rail Traffic

For the week ending March 15, 2014 U.S. carload volume was up 3.1 percent, and intermodal volume was up 11.9 percent compared with the same week last year according to the Weekly Rail Traffic Summary released by the AAR.  Total U.S. rail volume for the week was up 7 percent compared with the same week in 2013.  For the first 11 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail volume was up 1.1 percent compared with the same point last year.

Canadian carload volume for the week ending March 15th was down 8 percent compared with the same week last year, while intermodal volume was up 4.9 percent.  For the first 11 weeks of 2014 Canadian carload volume was down 8.2 percent, and intermodal volume was down 0.5 percent from the same point last year.

Rail 2014 W11

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Rail Traffic Summary

US carload volume for the week ending February 8, 2014 was down 4.3 percent compared with the same week last year, while intermodal volume was up 0.6 percent according to the Weekly Rail Traffic Summary released by the AAR.  Total US rail traffic for the week was down 2 percent compared to the same week in 2013.

Rail 2014 W6

For the first 6 weeks of 2014 US carload volume was down 0.4 percent from the same point last year, however intermodal volume was up 1.1 percent.  Total US rail traffic was up 3.0 percent from the same point last year for the first 6 weeks of 2014. Read More

Rail Traffic Summary

US carload volume for the week ending February 8, 2014 was down 4.3 percent compared with the same week last year, while intermodal volume was up 0.6 percent according to the Weekly Rail Traffic Summary released by the AAR.  Total US rail traffic for the week was down 2 percent compared to the same week in 2013.

Rail 2014 W6

For the first 6 weeks of 2014 US carload volume was down 0.4 percent from the same point last year, however intermodal volume was up 1.1 percent.  Total US rail traffic was up 3.0 percent from the same point last year for the first 6 weeks of 2014. Read More