Tag: Breaking News

For House Rail Subcommittee, an Earful on Safety

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor for railwayage.com “Examining Freight Rail Safety” was the theme of a June 14 hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. The aim: for members “to hear from government and stakeholder witnesses about the state of freight rail safety and issues […]

NMB Starts Clock Toward Rail Shutdown

Written by Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor for railwayage.com The National Mediation Board (NMB) on June 14 set in motion a ticking time bomb toward an economy-jolting national railroad shutdown within 90 days, its two Democratic members agreeing with rail labor—and over the remonstrance of carriers and the NMB’s lone Republican—that a voluntary […]

Confirmed: Amit Bose Federal Railroad Administrator

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor for railwayage.com Amit Bose on Jan. 12 was confirmed as the 15th Federal Railroad Administrator in a 68-29 Senate vote.  He was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 22, 2021, to lead the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), succeeding Ronald L. (Ron) Batory. Batory, who was sworn in Feb. 28, 2018, stepped down […]

PSR: Can We Please Be Honest Here?

Written by Matt Parker for railwayage.com Editor’s Note: This opinion piece is in response to my invitation for “reasonable, fact-based, non-political opinions on Precision Scheduled Railroading by experienced railroaders from both the agreement and non-agreement sectors, to encourage discussion,” in response to “PSR Point/Counterpoint: Fortune,” published July 22 – William C. Vantuono An Oct. 3, 2018 article […]

UP Names Richardson EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor for railwayage.com He will be responsible for overseeing legal affairs, including commercial transactions and litigation, regulatory matters, and labor and employment; and supervising the compliance and ethics program as well as risk management initiatives, including the railroad police department. Richardson served previously as UP’s Vice President of Commercial and Regulatory Law. He has […]

TRRA ASLRRA Veterans Engagement Honoree

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief for railwayage.com The American Short Line Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) as its 2020 Veterans Engagement Award winner for “focused and sustained efforts to recruiting veterans for employment, and for the railroad’s efforts beyond their workforce in supporting U.S. Veterans and their families […]

The CARES Act Impacts Railroad Workers

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor for railwayage.com   Under the CARES Act, the one-week waiting period required before railroad workers can receive unemployment or sickness benefits is temporarily eliminated. This applies to an employee’s first two-week registration period for a period of continuing sickness or unemployment beginning after the effective date of the law and ending […]

Contractors, railroads battle catastrophic flood damage

Record-setting floods have caused extensive damage to railroad infrastructure across large sections of the Midwest, prompting a surge in construction and repair work. The contracting community has put considerable numbers of workers and equipment into the field, as railroads look to rebuild washed-out sections of track. “We’re operating 24/7,” said Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. President […]

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