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2020 AAR February Circular Letters

This notification provides a brief summary of each AAR Circular Letter issued during the prior month. TrinityRail monitors these Circular Letters as they relate to or may impact TrinityRail’s fleet, its customers, its shop network and its manufacturing operations. Circular letters may be viewed in their entirety by accessing the fee-based circular letter library from the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) at https://www.aar.org/publications/.

These Circular Letter – Quick Notes are intended to improve accessibility to the users and are not proof of revision to the AAR, MSRP’s, Office or Field Manuals per M-1003 2.3.5.

C-13507
Subject: Announcement – Town Hall Meeting on Early Warning System Rewrite & Car Repair Rates
Issued: February 10, 2020
Effective: February 10, 2020
Group: Car Owner, Repair Shop
Summary:
The AAR will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on March 26, 2020 to discuss the rewrite of the Early Warning System and changes to the Car Repair Rates to include input from non-Class 1 railroads and Running Repair Agents.

C-13508
Subject: Announcement – DRAFT Standard S-9203.V1.1 – Automatic Equipment Identification, is available for review and comment. In support of AAR’s MSRP, Section KIII, Office Architecture and Railroad Electronics Messaging
Issued: February 12, 2020
Effective: February 12, 2020
Group: Car Owner, Locomotive, Manufacturer
Summary:
The Automatic Equipment Identification Committee (AEIC) of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is publishing DRAFT Standard S-9203.V1.1 – Automatic Equipment Identification, for review and comment.

C-13509
Subject: The Automatic Equipment Identification Committee (AEIC) of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is publishing DRAFT Standard S-9203.V1.1 – Automatic Equipment Identification, for review and comment.
Issued: February 12, 2020
Effective: February 12, 2020
Group: Car Owner, Locomotive, Manufacturer
Summary:
The Automatic Equipment Identification Committee (AEIC) of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is publishing DRAFT Standard S-9203A.V1.1 – AEI Site-To-Host Consist Report Format, for review and comment. This document contains information about the AEI Site-To-Host consist report format developed by cooperating railroads and vendors, otherwise known as the “T-94” format.

C-13510
Subject: Informational Circular, Changes to CRB Data Exchange – New Allowable Value for Machine Priceable Field
Issued: February 12, 2020
Effective: February 12, 2020
Group: Information
Summary:
The intent of this Circular Letter is to provide notice of upcoming changes to the “Machine Priceable” field in the Car Repair Billing (CRB) Data Exchange 500-byte file to allow comprehensive error handling with non-AAR pricing. Currently, the Machine Priceable field allows values “Y” – “Yes” and “N” – “No”. The AAR CRB Committee has approved a proposal that would add a third allowable value “H” – “Hybrid” in the Machine Priceable field.

C-13511
Subject: Announcement – Open Registration for all 2020 AAR M-1003 Basic Auditor, Advanced Auditor and Root Cause Analysis Training Classes
Issued: February 20, 2020
Effective: February 20, 2020
Group: Information
Summary:
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) has scheduled all the 2020 Basic Auditor, Advanced Auditor and Root Cause Analysis Training classes. Interested parties are encouraged to enroll promptly as classes tend to fill quickly and acceptance is based on a first-come first-serve basis.

C-13512
Subject: Correction to the January 1, 2020 Release of the Office Manual – Rule 112
Issued: February 21, 2020
Effective: February 21, 2020
Group: Owner, Repair Shop
Summary:
After the issuance of the January 1, 2020 Office Manual, it was brought to our attention that editorial changes to Rule 112.3 and Rule 112.6 were required.