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Rail traffic graphics updated on

This morning, rail traffic graphics provided by ASI-Transmatch will be updated on to reflect the latest full week, which ended March 31.

The graphics recently were added to’s home page. Updated every Thursday morning by ASI-Transmatch, the graphics show changes to and depict trends in Association of American Railroads weekly carloading data.

The graphics include charts on absolute and percentage changes by both traffic types and commodity groups, long-term trends and trends for cyclical traffic, and year-over-year traffic comparisons. In addition, a table provides year-over-year carloading data for eight commodities, intermodal and total traffic from the past several weeks.

To access the graphics, log onto and scroll toward the bottom of the home page.

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