Month: December 2021

Amtrak Worker Sold Railroad Equipment for Years to Line His Pockets, U.S. Says

Jose Rodriquez, 49, of Brick, N.J., pleaded guilty to mail fraud on Monday. Prosecutors said he obtained 114 chain saws for the railroad service, but sold them for profit. By Jesus Jiménez for For more than seven years, the authorities said, Jose Rodriguez of Brick, N.J., a senior engineer at Amtrak, obtained more than […]

Analysis: Do railroad mergers match their rosy growth projections?

From a growth perspective, the Class I merger record is mixed over the long term By Bill Stephens for Do railroad mergers live up to the hype? It’s a question that’s been rattling around in my head as federal regulators review the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger, the first between Class I railroads in […]

Machinists Union Applauds Confirmation of Former IAM Legal Fellow Deirdre Hamilton to the National Mediation Board

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) applauds the U.S. Senate for confirming longtime labor lawyer and former IAM Legal Fellow Deirdre Hamilton to serve on the National Mediation Board (NMB), a three-member panel tasked with handling labor issues in the nation’s railroad and airline industries. “We thank each senator who voted in […]

Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

BY GEOFF MULVIHILL AND DAVID A. LIEB ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors, the latest in a string of victories for Republican-led states pushing back against Biden’s pandemic policies. U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker, in Augusta, […]

Union Pacific lowers 2021 expectations as intermodal volume slumps

Crew shortages affecting service and efficiency By Bill Stephens for NASHVILLE — Union Pacific has trimmed its volume, productivity, and operating-ratio expectations for the year amid sluggish operations and a sharp decline in international intermodal traffic due to global supply chain problems. UP now says it will see a 4% volume gain this year, down […]

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December 2021