Date: 2/22/2018 In today’s interconnected world, putting “America First” means embracing global trade. The data are clear: Trade supports 40 million quality American jobs. One in four U.S. manufacturing jobs depends on exporting goods. And trade is now equivalent to roughly 27% of the nation’s GDP. American consumers have benefited with access to cheaper goods, too. Perhaps nothing exemplifies the benefits that come from trade as much as the free flow of goods between the
Date: 4/10/2018 With the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) still uncertain, The New York Times highlighted the role freight rail plays in the global economy and why the industry hopes NAFTA negotiators will finalize a deal soon. “At its guts, a railroad like Union Pacific is built on people consuming stuff, industry consuming stuff, and trade flows,” Lance Fritz, Union Pacific’s CEO, told The Times. “When those are happening and growing,
Why Freight Rail Embraces Global Trade Date: 2/22/2018 In today’s interconnected world, putting “America First” means embracing global trade. The data are clear: Trade supports 40 million quality American jobs. One in four U.S. manufacturing jobs depends on exporting goods. And trade is now equivalent to roughly 27% of the nation’s GDP. American consumers have
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2018 – Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to appoint Ann Begeman Chair of the Surface Transportation Board (STB): “The freight railroad industry welcomes the news that President Trump has named Ann Begeman as Chair of the STB and congratulates Ms. Begeman on her appointment from the Acting Chair role. Our industry appreciates the
For Immediate Release January 29, 2018 -RPA Contact: Sean Jeans-Gail – (202) 793-3201 -AAR Contact: Jessica Kahanek – (202) 639-2345 -APTA Contact: Virginia Miller – (202) 496-4816 In light of recent tragic incidents in Florida—and an unhelpful political campaign targeting the Brightline rail service—the Rail Passengers Association, the Association of American Railroads and the American Public Transportation Association are coming together to educate the public on the importance of safe behavior around railroad tracks: it
Washington, D.C. – March 13, 2018 – Newly released data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) confirms that recent years remain the safest ever for U.S. railroads. Through employee commitment to safety and investments in maintenance and new technologies, the industry has maintained the strong safety record of recent years, with the train accident rate down 28 percent in the last decade and last year marking the lowest rate of track-caused and human factor-caused accidents ever.
Exhibitors and visitors alike see the American Coatings SHOW as the leading North American industry show and conference, offering innovative features to provide immediate business opportunities, a complete portfolio for the production of high-grade, competitive coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives. In 2014, more than 8,700 industry attendees from 69 countries visited the American Coatings SHOW to source information about state-of-the-art developments in raw materials, laboratory and production equipment, testing and measuring equipment, and
2016 is the Year of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) at ASTM. Throughout the year, we will emphasize how input from SMEs is crucial to creating high-quality technical standards. Visit our all new SME site to learn about key benefits for small businesses involved in ASTM, see success stories from small business members, and attend SME panel events at upcoming Committee Weeks. Read More