Econintersect: Week 2 of 2012 ending 14 January 2012 shows rail traffic is expanding according to data released by the American Association of Railroads (AAR).
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported an increase in weekly rail traffic for the week ending January 14, 2012, with U.S. railroads originating 298,560 carloads, up 5.5 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 229,091 trailers and containers, up 7.4 percent compared with the same week last year.
|Week 2 2012||Carloads||Intermodal||Total|
|This week Year-over-Year||5.4%||7.5%||7.0%|
|Year Cumulative to Date||0.9%||-0.9%||1.9%|
[click on above table to enlarge at AAR website]