Weekly stats include 3.1% decline; figures for year to date down 3.5%.
WASHINGTON — Weekly U.S. rail traffic remains below 2021 figures in the latest statistics from the Association of American Railroads.
Both carload and intermodal traffic were down for the week ending July 9, with 207,450 carloads, a 1.3% decline from the corresponding week in 2021, and 230,150 containers and trailers, a 4.7% drop. The combined total of 437,600 carloads and intermodal units represents a 3.1% decline.
Year-to-date totals, through 27 weeks, show carloads down 0.2%, intermodal volume down 6.1%, and combined traffic of 3.5%.
North American traffic for the week, for 12 U.S., Canadian, and Mexican railroads, included 302,763 carloads, up 1.9%, and 311,439 intermodal units, up 0.3%. The total of 614,202 carloads and intermodal units represents a 1.1% increase. Overall traffic for the year to date is down 3.4% compared to 2021.