The Weekly Rail Traffic Summary released by the AAR reported there was increase in rail traffic in January; carload volume for the was up 0.4 percent compared with January 2013, and intermodal volume was up 1.3 percent.
For the week ending February 1, 2013 carload volume was down 1.5 percent compared to the same week last year, and intermodal volume was down 0.8 percent. Total U.S. rail traffic for the week was down 1.2 percent compared with the same week in 2013.
U.S. carload volume for the first five weeks of 2014 was up 0.4 percent from the same point last year, and intermodal volume was up 1.3 percent. For the first 5 weeks of 2014 total U.S. rail traffic was uo 0.8 percent from the same point in 2013. Read More