Founded in 1934, the Association of American Railroads is the world’s leading railroad policy, research, standard setting, and technology organization that focuses on the safety and productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry. AAR Full members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. AAR Railroad Affiliate and Associate Members include non-Class I and commuter railroads, rail supply companies, engineering firms, signal and communications firms, and rail car owners.
As the standard setting organization for North America’s railroads, AAR establishes safety, security, and operating standards that provide for seamless and safe operations across America’s 140,000 mile freight rail network.
AAR prepares weekly, quarterly and annual statistical reports providing comprehensive insight into the operations of North America’s freight railroads. AAR members can access AAR’s publications catalog, covering many aspects of freight railroading from the latest economic statistics to the correct means of loading and securing various freight shipments and research reports from AAR’sTransportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI). These publications offer economic, financial, policy and general statistical information, and can be purchased from AAR’s online catalog.