Parson to sign bill for $50M in railroad improvements after Amtrak crash

By Makenzie Koch for Governor Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Transportation are set to announce a new Missouri Railroad Safety Crossing plan this week.  On Thursday, the governor plans to sign House Bill 4, which includes $50 million in state funding to improve over 45 passive railroad crossings.  The work comes just […]

CSX’s second-quarter profit declined as the railroad delivered fewer imported goods

ASSOCIATED PRESS BY JOSH FUNK Fewer shipping container deliveries this spring hurt CSX railroad’s second-quarter profit and offset a sharp increase in shipments of automobiles, but executives remain optimistic about the economy. CSX said Thursday that it earned $996 million, or 49 cents per share, during the second quarter. That’s down 15% from a year ago […]

Michael Roy Coleman

  Michael Roy Coleman, a hardworking and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on July 15, 2023, at the age of 72. He was born on December 8, 1950, in Potosi, Missouri.     Michael had a fulfilling career working many years on the railroad. His dedication and strong work ethic were evident in […]

Union Pacific railroad to renew push for 1-person crews by testing conductors in trucks

By  JOSH FUNK The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific will renew its push for one-person train crews later this summer when the railroad tests out the idea of having a conductor in a truck respond to problems on trains in Nebraska and Colorado. The railroad will continue using two crew members on […]

Union Pacific Railroad in tentative deal with union on paid sick leave

Union Pacific railroad has reached a tentative deal with a major union regarding paid sick leave By Associated Press Union Pacific railroad has reached a tentative deal with a major union regarding paid sick leave. The railroad and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers said that the deal reached over […]

Railroad industry sues to block limit on crew sizes that Ohio imposed after derailment

By Julie Carr Smyth for COLUMBUS — The railroad industry has sued to block a new minimum crew-size requirement that Ohio imposed after a fiery train derailment in East Palestine in February. The new rule was part of a $13.5 billion state transportation budget that Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed in March. It mandated a […]

Lack of information sharing, integration impedes railroad industry R&D

‘There are disconnects all through the system’ By Joanna Marsh for Although February’s train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, has renewed calls to bolster railroad safety, the rail industry needs to be more proactive about how research and development efforts can advance the utilization of freight rail and encourage the railroads to think across departments, sources […]


Since June of 2022, TCU/IAM members received over 1.7 million dollars as a direct result of grievance settlements on the property and/or arbitration awards. “Filing grievances to protect our members and our work is the primary responsibility of every TCU/IAM Representative. This is absolutely necessary to protect our contracts and ensure our future. 1.7 million dollars […]

Railroads file suit over California’s new locomotive emissions regulations

Railroads file suit over California’s new locomotive emissions regulations WASHINGTON — Railroads have filed suit against the California Air Resources Board’s new diesel locomotive emissions standards, arguing that the state body lacks the authority to implement the In-Use Locomotive rule. The Association of American Railroads and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, on […]

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