Assn of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is an industry trade group representing primarily the major freight railroads of North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States). Amtrak and some regional commuter railroads are also members. Smaller freight railroads are typically represented by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), although some smaller railroads and railroad holding companies are also members of the Association of American Railroads. The AAR also has two associate member programs, and most associate members are suppliers to the railroad industry.
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Assn of American Railroads
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Assn of American Railroads $19,247,944
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Environment & Superfund,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.575 Clean, Low-Emission, Affordable, New Transportation Efficiency Act S.2889 Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2009 S.146 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.233 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 H.R.2125 Surface Transportation Safety Act of 2009 S.791 Surface Transportation Safety Act of 2009 H.R.1618 Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act H.R.1799 Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009 S.779 Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act
RegulationsMentioned in 208 dockets; Submitted to 24 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Assn of American Railroads" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 14 FRA Locomotive Safety Standards 2009
- Toggle 3 FRA Hours of Service Interim Statement of Agency Policy and Proposed Interpretation 2009
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Hazardous Materials; Rail Special Permits 2010
- Toggle 2 FRA Hours of Service - Passenger Train Employees 2009
- Toggle 2 FRA Grade Crossing - Telephone Services 2009
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Excavation Damage Rule 2009
- Toggle 1 APHIS Importation of Wood Packaging Material From Canada 2010
- Toggle 1 FRA Training Standards for Railroad Employees 2009
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Incorporation of Special Permits into Regulations 2009
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Arkema, Inc. - Permit to Transport Hazardous Materials 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 19 FRA Locomotive Safety Standards 2009
- Toggle 15 FRA Conductor Certification 2009
- Toggle 14 EPA Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Reassessment of Use Authorizations 2009
- Toggle 13 EPA CA: South Coast FINAL 2007 Air Quality Management Plan 2009
- Toggle 12 EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles 2010
- Toggle 12 FRA Association of American Railroads – Waiver Petition 2010
- Toggle 12 FRA Training Standards for Railroad Employees 2009
- Toggle 11 FRA Grade Crossing - Telephone Services 2009
- Toggle 11 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 10 FRA Association of American Railroads – Waiver Petition 2009